Capodimonte porcelain (sometimes Capo di Monte) is porcelain created by the Capodimonte porcelain manufactory (Real Fabbrica di Capodimonte), which operated in Naples, Italy, between 1743 and 1759. The Capodimonte mark was a fleur-de-lys in blue, or impressed in relief inside a circle.
Are all Capodimonte marked?
Look for the artists mark or signature. Capodimontes are like paintings; their artists usually leave a signature illustrating the authenticity of the product. Note that these signatures vary with every porcelain, but all Capidimontes have them.
Is Capodimonte still being made?
Executed between 1757 and 1759, it is still intact except for a chandelier destroyed in World War II. The modern production includes figurines and heavily decorated vases, urns, chandeliers, and other objects. Realistic floral designs, including individual blossoms, are widely identified with the Capodimonte name.
How do you clean ceramic angels?
The standard procedure used by many involves filling a bowl with warm water and a very mild dishwashing liquid. Dip a very soft cloth into the water and gently clean the porcelain figurine until its free of dirt. Always remember to use a lint free cloth.