ITALIAN GUIDO CACCIAPUOTI LADY & BABY FIGURE
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Sold Date: 12/10/2007
Channel: Online Auction
ITALIANGUIDO CACCIAPUOTI CERAMICHE GRES LADY & BABY FIGURE * ITEM DESCRIPTION: The sculpture depicts a magnificent Lady and Baby. The sculpture is Signed Guido Cacciapuoti and original part of label paper at the bottom. The piece is on a wooden base. Excellent condition, no cracks, no breaks, no hairlines, no restorations . Measures: 11 3/4 " (30cm) x 9 3/4 " (25cm) x 8 1/4 " (21cm) high . "Because the Cacciapuoti clan was such a large and talented family the history is some what confusing. It is the work of Mario and Guido's "Ceramiche E Grès D'Arte Cacciapuoti" that collectors most want.
Conflicting sources give the year 1917 and 1927 as the opening date of the studio with most authorities accepting 1927. Almost all agree that the firm dissolved in 1953 upon Guido's death; however, the company did continue operations until 1970. Even before Guido left his father's shop to open his own studio he was recognized as being the finest ceramics sculptor of animal figures in the country (Biennial of venice, 1920). These animal figures are the most collectible. Even Kings Emanuele III and George of England were collectors". This information has been obtained of the excellent book "Italian Pottery Marks (From Cantagalli To Fornasetti) by Walter & Karen Del Pellegrino, First Edition, April 2005" * SHIPPING: Will ship worldwide via registered airmail (aprox. 7-10 days for delivery) or international courier (covers insurance, aprox. 72hrs for delivery). We arrange proper packaging and ship the merchandise according to the shipping option choosen and paid by buyer. Shipping Cost: US$ 98.50 by International Courier to the U.S.
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