Fiori Bianco: Ardalt, Italy
Swan Basket with All-Over Flowers
You are bidding towards a Fabulously Elegant & Lovely Capodimonte Signed & numbered CAPODIMONTE SWAN Basket made in the town of Ardalt, Italy during the 1950's. It is stamped & numbered, however the mark was applied poorly under the glaze. It is in EXCELLENT Condition, with an all over applied three-dimensional floral that makes it very difficult to determine if t is any damage. Indeed, I see only a few petals that could be considered 'chipped'. The bottom of the pedestal shows wear from sitting, only.
It may be characterized as a sculpted open SWAN Basket Figurine in stark white heavy ceramic with a see-through blue-gray gloss flow over-glaze to the entire piece. The neck & head is a stylized swan sculpture in deep-relief, while the rest of the swan is all-over applied single small capodimonte flowers of five differing types. The swan sits on a raised self-pedestal, with the makers marks on the bottom (see: Inset). It is: 8" long by 6" wide by 7 1/2" tall.
This luscious collectible beauty is the most beautiful Italian Capodimonte Figurine I have ever possessed, and once again displays the unparalleled craftsmanship & design artistry of the ITALIAN CRAFTSMAN. This may be your Fabulous Artistic Italian Treasure from a bygone era with your successful bid, so...GOOD LUCK!!!