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A porcelain factory founded in 1743 by Charles III, King of Naples. Its wares are usually of a fine, pure white, translucent soft-paste which provides a suitable background for the painted designs which were variously inspired by the porcelain of Meissen and of Vienna, and by the designs of French artists such as Watteau. Characteristic also of Capodimonte, however, was the Neapolitan style of the bouquets of flowers, landscapes, and fleshy mythological scenes frequently used as decoration. In 1759 Charles succeeded to the Spanish throne and the factory moved to the park of Buen Retiro in Madrid.

Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design.

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