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Capodimonte Ceramics: I Borbone Capodimonte

Discover some of the most unique ceramics inspired by the gardens and the sea life of the stunning Italian region of Campania. A true passion for the craft is behind the unique lines and aesthetic of the ceramics by I Borbone di Capodimonte located in Capodimonte, a hill in the heart of Naples where, in 1739, King Charles II founded the Royal Ceramics Factory on the side of his palace.

Capodimonte porcelain tradition is dated back to 1743, when Charles of Bourbon, ruler of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, decided to start a local porcelain production. ​The Royal Factory of Capodimonte was founded in the Royal Palace, located on a hill in the heart of Naples: over the time it became one of the world's greatest porcelain factory, surpassing French and German manufactures. Today Capodimonte Porcelains are one of the glories of Neapolitan's historical and cultural heritage and a representative example of perfectly executed Italian artistic handcraft.

I Borbone Capodimonte is a historical workshop that is continuing the porcelain tradition from generation to generation, since 1843. Today this unique workshop is lead by Antonio Fullin Mollica, who, after being fascinated by this creative world, who followed the footsteps of his father Giuseppe and grandfather Cesare who thaught him the secrets of ceramics and manufacturing techniques. Signed by Mollica family, these charming and unique creations are the major expression of the classical Capodimonte art, which style is revisited and renewed in different collections and products, such as table lamps, vases, mirrors and tabletop accessories.

Although the extensiveness of I Borbone Capodimonte's manufacturings, their pieces are still a limited production: inside the workshop there is no machine or conveyor belt, and everything is made by hand with traditional methods. This process makes every item an authentic and unique masterpiece, whose artistic value is inestimable. 

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