Pottery Mark Query - Blue 'N' Under Crown on Lady Figurine Surrounded by Cherubs

by Samantha
(Connecticut, USA)

Pottery Mark Query - Blue 'N' Under Crown on Lady Figurine Surrounded by Cherubs

Pottery Mark Query - Blue 'N' Under Crown on Lady Figurine Surrounded by Cherubs

Pottery Mark Query - Blue 'N' Under Crown on Lady Figurine Surrounded by Cherubs
Pottery Mark Query - Blue 'N' Under Crown on Lady Figurine Surrounded by Cherubs
Pottery Mark Query - Blue 'N' Under Crown on Lady Figurine Surrounded by Cherubs

Pottery Mark Query - Blue 'N' Under Crown on Lady Figurine Surrounded by Cherubs:- This is an old figurine of my grandmother's. I do not know where she bought it, but I know that it is at least sixty years old. I would be very appreciate if you have any information about its history and value.


It has an 'N' under a crown mark at the back of its base. It also has a partially underlined signature which is difficult to read. My guess is that it says, "MAlpariru," MAlparirm" or MAlparou."I will attach a picture of the signature, but it is not very clear.

Thank you!

Samantha

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Pottery Mark Query - Blue 'N' Under Crown on Lady Figurine Surrounded by Cherubs

The forum Help Elf says:-

Samantha

This is a typical late 20th Century piece in the style of Capodimonte, and emulating the Ginori style of the N coronet mark. Although Ginori of Italy were in existence in the 18th Century during the time of the great Royal Factory, they themselves were copyists of the Naples wares and mark.

So since the closure of the Capo Di Monte factory itself in the 18th Century, the N mark and the name "Capo Di Monte" has been a general description of a style, not an actual single factory or manufacturers trade mark.

Some people are under the misapprehension that Ginori originated the N coronet mark and therefore must somehow be the firm of Capodimonte. Many more modern companies lay claim to be the original capodemonte firm, but there was only one and it closed many years ago.

Your piece may be Italian, it may be German, it may be from the Far East. To my eyes, it definitley has the appearance, in terms of styling of being post WW2, but as much as 60 years (taking it back to the early 1950's) I am not so convinced.

If you had photographic evidence or other hard evidence of the date (rather than family anecdotal), I would be most interested to hear this, so please post below.

I don't think this piece is old enough to have gained collectible value yet, but I am sure the sentimental value is very great.

For general free advice on how to research your collection, Peter wrote this page:

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H.E.

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