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Cacciapuoti figurine
« on: August 01, 2007, 09:32:46 AM »
I thought you might like to see one of the nicest pieces I had this year, a child figurine by Guido Cacciapuoti, one of Italy's most renowned sculptors of the early part of the 20th century. Her face and position are typical of the Art Deco period, and are reminiscent of the work of Lenci and Goldscheider, working at very much the same time.  Cacciapuoti died in 1953 so this piece dates to between 1930 and 1953.


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Re: Cacciapuoti figurine
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2007, 09:57:34 AM »
She was beautiful - quite large too, about 10 inches tall. 

I wish I could keep all the nice bits.... :-[

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Re: Cacciapuoti figurine
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2007, 01:43:49 PM »
She is just gorgeous!!

Kind of like the Hummels...

Trudy

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Re: Cacciapuoti figurine
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2007, 02:15:23 PM »
She is just gorgeous!!

Kind of like the Hummels...

Trudy

Yes, have you ever seen the really old Crown mark Hummels? There was a very large model made of some of the earlier pieces, which has this similar finish. So do the early Denby bunnies - sort of like the glaze on stoneware, but on earthenware (Gres btw if you see it on Lladro or similar, as on the base of this piece, is the Italian and Spanish name for earthenware/faience/majolica)

Edit: The Denby bunnies ARE stoneware, I meant that some earthenware has a simillar finish.

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Re: Cacciapuoti figurine
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2007, 02:24:22 PM »
Hummels are something I have seen.

My grandfather and his second wife collected them. They bought one every year for the 30 odd years of their marriage. They were very special to them and she passed recently and he lost his joy in them. He gave them all to my aunty, she passed on a couple to me. They sit in with my glass. But I remember my grandfather pointing them out to me when I visited. (he's in the UK) and showing me the early ones he had, how they didnt have the glaze on them.

So of course without seeming to be a pottery collector..the more I look around my house, the more Im noticing 'pottery' items I have. Of course I would never part with those. They are purely sentimental to me knowing how much love went into buying each one.

Trudy

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Re: Cacciapuoti figurine
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2007, 02:38:31 PM »
Whilst they may be sentimental (and don't get me wrong, I am not denigrating this in the slightest) for insurance purposes they do have a value, and it never hurts to keep an eye on the latest values of some of these things.  Old very large Hummels, in perfect condition,  can be extremely expensive.

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Re: Cacciapuoti figurine
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2007, 02:42:34 PM »
Whilst they may be sentimental (and don't get me wrong, I am not denigrating this in the slightest) for insurance purposes they do have a value, and it never hurts to keep an eye on the latest values of some of these things.  Old very large Hummels, in perfect condition,  can be extremely expensive.

Hmm...lets just say that the values of all would have been checked before I got my ones. I can take a pic of them, but I think the valuable ones arent at my house :)

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Re: Cacciapuoti figurine
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2007, 02:45:13 PM »
Have a look here if you are interested in the values - this was a specialist US auction very recently - if you sort by price, you will see the huge variation depending on rarity and backstamp - the cheapest was $10 the dearest over $800...!!

http://www.proxibid.com/asp/Catalog.asp


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Re: Cacciapuoti figurine
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2007, 03:12:22 PM »
Here are mine...the older ones were kept by my aunt....


 

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