Vintage Italian Luigi Bennacchio porcelain bisque figurine of a gorgeous romantic couple representative of the 18th century "age of elegance". The bisque has exquisite carving and exceptionally high quality . The top of the base it is incised "Benacchio" and separate stamp which has an anchor mark and "TRIADE/ PBB". On the bottom of the figure the ink stamped "Made In Italy" and the model number 697. It measures 5-1/2" tall without the display plinth and the base of the figurine has a circumference of 11".
Included is the original wooden display plinth that came with the figurine. It has 4 felt dots on the bottom to protect furniture. It is 1-1/2" thick and has a circumference of 21-1/4". Ca late 1960's to early '70's.
Mint condition no dings, chips, hairlines or any damage.
About: Liugi Giorgio Benacchio works were manufactured by Triade. Triade (now called “Porcellane Nuova Triade di Basso Sergio Antonio”) is located in Bassano Del Grappa, which is in the Veneto (Venice) region of Northern Italy. The company was founded in 1953 by three friends — Giorgio Basso, Luigi Giorgio Benacchio and a gentleman named Perdomello (first name unknown). Thus part of the marks for their last names were BPP. The company name they chose, Triade, was based on the three elements necessary to make porcelain — earth, fire, and water.
Benacchio and Perdomello dropped out for health reasons in 1986, but the Basso family continues to run the enterprise. We have seen Triade’s work associated with Capo-di-Monte, which was a firm founded in 1740 in Naples. This company went out of business in 1821 after a rather convoluted history. The Capo-di-Monte’s molds went to the famous Ginori factory in Doccia. Thus, the name “Capo-di-Monte” should not be associated with Triade or its products.
Luigi Giorgio Benacchio designed a rather large number of romantic figure groups — some featuring children, others lovers, etc.
(The previous "About" information was published in the Miami Herald Home and Garden section in by By Helaine Fendelman and Joe Rosson. I'm thankful for their research.)