- Creator / Artist / Designer:Cacciapuoti Fratelli
- Signature / Monogram:Signed "C F"
- Period:End of 19th Century / 1881
- Country of Origin:Italy
- Dimensions (H x W x D):36 x 14 x 12 cm
- Weight:0,6 Kg
- Number of components:2
- Style:Art Nouveau / Impressionnism / Jugendstil
Rare set of two impressionist earthenware sculptures, Cacciapuoti Fratelli, decoration painted in 1881.
One of the two sculptures is monogrammed " C F " for Cacciapuoti Fratelli.
You will find, in the attached image, these subjects of elegant women with parasols on the decoration of a dish made by Cacciapuoti Fratelli (see photos and photo caption), seeming straight out of a series of paintings by Claude Monet, "A beautiful summer in Trouville".
These impressionist majolica sculptures are in perfect condition.
Height of the largest: 36cm, the other 32.5cm
The "Cacciapuoti" artistic ceramics factory was founded in Naples by Cesare Cacciapuoti, who belonged to a family of majolica makers ( Maioliche Artistiche Maiolica Faenza ). His son Giuseppe (1828-1896) inherited the company around 1880, when some of his works were exhibited, first in Turin and then in Milan. His brother Ettore also works in the factory, exhibiting some of his "figure" ceramics at the Paris Exhibition of 1889.
At the start of the 20th century, the factory, specializing in terracotta (terracotta) imitating bronze and copper, was run by the sons of Giuseppe, Cesare (who opened his own factory in 1883 by partnering with the manufacturer of tableware Schioppa), Ettore and Guglielmo. Among the collaborators of this first period, we remember the painter Giovan Battista Foschi.
At the turn of the 19th and early 20th centuries, painters and modelers of the highest level collaborated with the company, notably Attilio Pratella and Filippo.