The Capodimonte Aries figurine is a splendid ceramic statuette, part of the ‘Signs of the Zodiac’ collection, made at the beginning of the 20th century in Capodimonte ceramic painted in gold. Capodimonte is a type of Italian porcelain first developed in the 18th century. It is known for its bright colours, intricate details and striking designs with flowers, animals or mythical figures. Its production requires incredible craftsmanship, as each piece must be hand-painted to create unique designs. For this reason, Capodimonte pieces are highly sought-after and valuable due to their rarity. Over the years, they have become a valuable part of many collections and are considered an important piece of Italian cultural history. The base is spherical in shape, with a simply splendid gold outline. At the base of the feet is the zodiac sign represented by this statue: Aries. One leg is slightly forward of the other, entirely wrapped in a golden robe. The ram is often represented with wheat for its symbolic meaning in many cultures. In Christianity, the ram is seen as a symbol of sacrifice and divine power. In other faiths, such as Zoroastrianism and Hinduism, the ram is associated with fertility, courage, strength and abundance. Furthermore, the figure of the horned ram has become iconic in works of art and literature, representing courage and determination. The statue is splendid and is suitable for collectors.
Height: 22,5 cm (8.85 in.)
Width: 9 cm (3.54 in.)
Depth: 8 cm (3.14 in.)
The statue is in good and original vintage condition, slight scratches and light wear consistent with its time and use.
Being a VINTAGE item it is possible that it will bear some scratches or defects.