Today Capodimonte is a popular collectible throughout Italy as well as abroad.
What does the word Capodimonte mean?
Capodimonte (lit. head of [the] mountain) is an Italian placename. It may refer to: Capodimonte (Naples), an area of Naples which includes: Parco di Capodimonte, the major park of Naples which was laid out for Charles III of the House of Bourbon in 1734.
What are Capodimonte ornaments?
Capodimonte is most famous for its moulded figurines. The porcelain of Capodimonte, and later Naples, was a superb translucent soft-paste, more beautiful but much harder to fire than the German hard-pastes, or a particularly clear, warm, white, covered with a mildly lustrous glaze.
Where is Capodimonte Made in Italy?
Naples Porcelain of varying quality continues to be made under the Capodimonte name in Italy, both in the Naples area and at other locations. The modern production includes figurines and heavily decorated vases, urns, chandeliers, and other objects.
Is Capodimonte hand made?
It makes good-quality reproductions with bright colors and a lustrous finish. It also makes ornate chandeliers incorporating Capodimonte flowers. Everything is made by hand using traditional methods, from molding to painting, firing, and finishing details.