We are pleased to offer for your buying consideration are TWO BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE/VINTAGE PORCELAIN CAPODIMONTE BALLERINA FIGURINES!
At a price you would expect to pay for just one of these wonderfully made porcelain figurines, this ENCHANTING PAIR is being offered in AS FOUND condition, but even with their flaws are a SUPERB example of their type and getting harder and harder to find, and sure to please the most DISCRIMINATING COLLECTOR!
These lovely ladies were made by the CAPODIMONTE POTTERY factory in Italy, circa 1900 to 1940, and these delicate little ballerinas measure an IMPRESSIVE SIZE of 7" tall, 3 1/2" wide across the skirts and 2 3/8" in diameter under their bases! They are each PERFORMANCE POSED, with one arm posed above their head and the other stretched outward, and their legs are differently modeled in ballerina postures! They were originally sold as a pair, not only evidenced by their bookend poses and matching EXQUISITE BASES with fine modeling and GILDED SCROLLING, but by their hand painted FLORAL BODICES, one in pink and the other in blue, edged with ruffled porcelain decolletages!
Their modeling is EXQUISITE, with finely painted light brown hair, one shoulder length and the other in a chignon, with both embellished with dainty FLORAL HEADBANDS, complimenting the fine painting of their lightly blushed pale porcelain complexions and accenting their delicate features; many times these figurines have paled over the years, but these have FABULOUS COLORING! Both ballerinas have layered rows of white porcelain LACE RUFFLES that represent their fancy tutus, embellished with several tiny lovely hand painted PORCELAIN ROSES strewn strategically on the skirts
The pair is being offered in AS FOUND condition, as you can see from the photos there are areas of missing lace ruffles from their skirts, the worst being the left front of one of the ballerinas with the other having a partial pinkie finger, but they are priced accordingly. There is also a tiny chip on the edge of one of their bases, but despite these flaws they make a PRETTY PAIR and will display beautifully in any porcelain or figurine collection!
Standing on their exquisite porcelain bases accented with ELABORATE gold scrolling, they are marked underneath their bases in blue ink with the letter "N" with a CROWN INSIGNIA on top, which is the manufacturer's mark for the Italian CAPODIMONTE firm; one of them bears their original store PAPER LABEL!
We are showing them displayed next to our antique 16" French Fashion doll not only for scale purposes, but to demonstrate how STUNNING these wonderful figurines look as companions to antique dolls----- the PERFECT COMPLIMENT to any bisque or porcelain collection!
These BEAUTIFUL ANTIQUE/VINTAGE PORCELAIN CAPODIMONTE BALLERINA FIGURINES would be a WELCOME ADDITION to any collection, and are being offered for the first time on Ruby lane for your buying consideration at a cost you would expect to pay for just ONE of these BEAUTIES-------a PRECIOUS PAIR!
Any other doll or accessory items used for display are not included in this offering, unless otherwise specified.
Please note these lovely ladies will be DOUBLE BOXED to ensure their safe travel to their new home!
As always, THANK YOU for visiting our shop!