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A pair of Italian 19th century Louis XVI st. Capodimonte porcelain urns

List: $12,900.00

An exceptional pair of Italian 19th century Louis XVI st. Capo di Monte porcelain urns. Each urn is raised by a square base with a fine wrap around acanthus leaf design and beautiful hand painted bouquets of flowers at each... — Read More

  • Item # 5447
  • H: 18.5 in L: 8 in D: 8 in

    H: 47 cm L: 20 cm D: 20 cm

  • Italy
  • 19th Century
  • Porcelain
  • Louis XVI st. Read More
  • (Louis XVI st.) - Also known as Louis Seize, Louis XVI's style is a style of architecture, furniture, decoration, and art created during Louis XVI’s 19-year reign in France, just before the French Revolution. Thought to be a reaction and juxtaposition to the prior more elaborate styles, Louis XVI style developed at the end of the Baroque Period and continued until the birth of French Neoclassicism. King Louis XVI showed little enthusiasm for the old world styles of the Baroque Period and he sought out a create a new “beau ideal” that focused on the purity and grandeur of Ancient Romans and Greeks. Inspired by Ancient Roman architecture and art, distinct features of the Louis XVI style are linear lines, small repeated motifs, floral medallions hanging from ribbons, acanthus leaves, urns, dolphins, ram, and lion heads, and griffins. Greco-Roman elements, often used in earlier and later French styles, were also quick common and included fluted and twisted columns, Caryathids, and corbels.
  • Capodimonte Read More
  • Capodimonte porcelain is porcelain created by the Capodimonte porcelain manufactory, which operated in Naples, Italy, between 1743 and 1759. Capodimonte is the most outstanding factory for early Italian porcelain
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A pair of Italian 19th century Louis XVI st. Capodimonte porcelain urns