A CAPODIMONTE HOT WATER JUG AND COVER
18.9 cm high
Decorated on either side with two sprays of oriental style flowers, fiori coreani, the border with baroque gilt ornament.
This type of flower painting is unique to Capodimonte and displays a delightful disregard of botanical authenticity with a whole variety of different flowers and coloured leaves growing on the same stem. The closest influence is the baroque oriental flower painting found on Meissen Augustus Rex vases of the early 1730’s. The gilt border is also taken from Meissen laub und bandelwerk borders.
Condition – Minute chip to foot, chips to rim of lid restored.
Provenance – Klaus J. Jacobs Collection, inventory mark J S M c- 84/17, a and b
Literature – For a discussion of this type of flower painting see Angela Caròla Perotti, in Le Porcellane dei Borbone di Napoli, 1986, pp. 60-61.