A marvelous large Capodimonte glazed porcelain figurine of a 3 putti children playing with a wonderful big horned goat. It measures 9 inches tall and has a circumference of 30 1/4".
This version of the Capodimonte mark, (5 points with balls on the ends representing a crown, over a capitol N) was used by the Italian Ginori factory when it was located in Doccia, Italy between the years 1830-1890. Because the mark did not vary in those years one can't pin down an absolute date. Regardless this 19th century figurine is of high quality porcelain and the colors are vibrant. There are mischievous chubby little boys (putti) depicted in diverse activities on this figural work of art. The use of cherubs and putti was a very popular medium during the Victorian era. When researched I couldn't find another just like this one suggesting it is probably rare.
It is positively delightful! One little guy has a firm grip of the beard of the docile horned goat. His brothers are attempting to decorate their unlikely pet with grapes and vines. Each chubby little putti has a small blanket for a covering. When you study it, you can see that the middle child's blanket is broken off in the back and the putti child at the end has had his foot repaired. Otherwise this is a pretty extraordinary large figure. If it were perfect it would be valued at about $1200. I have reduced it greatly because of the damage. I personally am very fond of it. It makes such a wonderful display, it is positively a joy just to look at.
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