Capodimonte porcelain is porcelain
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created by the Capodimonte porcelain manufactory, which was established in Naples
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in 1743. Capodimonte porcelain was made in direct emulation of Meissen porcelain
Meissen porcelain or Meissen china is the first European hard-paste porcelain that was developed from 1708 by Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus. After his death that October, Johann Friedrich Böttger, continued his work and brought porcelain to the market...
. Capodimonte is famous for its moulded figurines and its decorative modelled flowers applied to cups and vases.
The tradition until modern timesThe Capodimonte porcelain tradition endured thanks to the creativity of the Neapolitan artists. During the second half of the 19th century, the first handicraft factories were created. They were all family-managed. In 1867, Alfonso Majello, knighted "Cavaliere del Lavoro", founded the Majello
The anciest Italian factory producing Porcelain of Capodimonte.-History:In 1867 Alfonso Majello, awarded "knight of Job" founded the Majello factory that continued the tradition of producing porcelains of Capodimonte started in 1743 with the Real Factory of Capodimonte founded by the Spanish king...
factory, which continues to produce Capodimonte porcelain.