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CAPODIMONTE "Turtle" Nightlight Lamp Sculpture, Italian Porcelain, 1930s - Pignolet Gallery

CAPODIMONTE "Turtle" Nightlight Lamp Sculpture, Italian Porcelain, 1930s

  • Issuer / Manufacturer:Capodimonte ( Italian Porcelain Manufacture (Naples))
  • Mark / Label:Yes
  • Period:20th Century / Mid Century / 1930s
  • Country of Origin:Italy
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):10 x 33 x 18 cm
  • Weight:1 Kg
  • Condition:Excellent
  • Style:Art Deco 
  • Materials:Porcelain / Earthware 
  • Price:575 €

  • Belgium Delivery:On request
  • International Delivery:On request

Rare lamp / night light edited by the Porcelain Factory of Capodimonte in Naples. Each tortoise shell end is finished with a glass cabochon (probably Murano) of various colors. The lamp is translucent due to its material (porcelain) and diffuses a soft and subdued light.
Art Deco production, between 1930 and 1940.
In very good original condition and signed under the piece (see photo).
Electricity completely revised, black braided fabric wires, switch and plug have been replaced. Small standard E14 bulb socket (Led ok).
Secure international delivery possible (on request).

The Nightlight as well as the Perfume Burner were luminaries produced during the Art Deco period by numerous porcelain factories (transparency...), let us note Argilor, Robj, Saxe, Limoges.... and Capodimonte. They represented, most frequently, animals including dogs, cats, birds,... and also stylized women typical of this Art Deco period.

The Capodimonte Porcelain Factory opened in Naples in 1743, giving birth to one of the most famous Italian art forms. Monarchs collected masterpieces at the Capodimonte Museum. The factory has survived time thanks to the creativity of Neapolitan artists, each one managed by members of the family, including Alfonso Majello, who was elevated to the rank of "Knight of Labour" and later founded the Majello factory.
Nowadays, after four generations, the sculptor Lucio Majello and his sons perpetuate one of the most famous forms of Italian art known all over the world thanks to the collection of pieces in the Capodimonte Museum which amazes art lovers, but also thanks to the active production of Capodimonte porcelain objects which represent a characteristic souvenir of Italy for tourists, just like the art of Murano glass in Venice.