Dating capodimonte marks
These clocks represented two different themes; on one the four empires of the world are represented, and on the other the change from night to day is represented.
The sculpting and painting of these pieces was executed under the direction of Venuti and Giacomo Milani respectively.
The painters included Carlo Coccorese who had worked in Charles’ factory prior to its destruction and who had returned from Spain to find work and recognition under Perez.
Perez also increased the staff, employing in particular Saverio Grue, son of the painter Francesco Antonio Grue.
Construction of the new factory commenced in September 1771 and finished in February 1772 and production began.
Sadly, soon after the completion of this new factory, Marquis Ricci died.
To trace the history of Naples Porcelain you have to look at the origin of Capodimonte Porcelain, the wares and the crowned N mark and periods.
And; how production of Capodimonte Porcelain Figurines and floral displays dates back to the early eighteenth century and to the Kingdom of Naples.
The modellers at this time were Francesco Celebrano and Francesco Chiari.The factory output was relatively small employing few artists and was destined either for the Court or for visiting royalty or nobility.Under Venuti’s orders the remains of Charles’ original porcelain factory, which had been found abandoned at the Royal Palace of Portici and which included plaster copies of Grecian busts found in the Herculaneum excavations, where brought to the Royal Palace of Naples and used as models for the sculptors and painters.Capo-di-Monte porcelain was first made in Naples, Italy, from 1743 to 1759.The factory moved near Madrid, Spain, and operated there from 1771 until 1821. ff3=4&toolid=10044&campid=5336649018&customid=capo-di-monte&lgeo=1&mpre=