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Guide To Pottery & Porcelain Marks

Italy - Pg. 2

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Capo-di-Monte (32-41)

(1743-1759) (1771-1821) Established 1743 by Charles III near Naples. Charles vacated crown in 1759. In 1771 his successor Ferdinand IV revived the works at Portici. They were removed to Naples in 1773 where the Ginori factory at Doccia absorbed many of the old models in 1821. Soft paste porcelain was made from 1743 to 1759. From 1771 hard and soft paste and biscuit were made. Old Capo di Monte is rare, but the market today is flooded with spurious specimens generally marked in blue with a crowned "N". Late factories in France, Germany, and Italy produced these recent specimens. (See Doccia). Little is known of early marks.
32-34 1771-1773. Sometimes in red. Rex Ferdinandus.
35 From 1771. Also see notice above.
36 In gold. (Le Nove?)
37 In blue (Vinovo?)
38 After 1771. (Ginori? )
39 Buen Retiro?
40, 41 Incised, Modellers names.

Castel-Durante (42-47)
The work here was similar to that at Urbino. Many pieces were sent to Gubbio for lustred decoration.

42-47 Castel-Durante. 16th and 17th century marks.
Castelli (48-53) Majolica factories here. G. Rocco, Capelletti, Fuina, Cianico and Rossetti are names associated with this place in 18th century.
48-53 Castelli. 16th and 17th century marks. 51-B. Gentile. 52, 53 C. Gentile.

Cornaro (54)
54 Cornaro.

Deruta (55-61)
Majolica made here from 16th century. Occasionally with lustre decoration.
55 Mark from 16th century.

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