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Steven-R, Retired Major, US Army
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I have a 50+ year old Italian porcelain bowl - like piece.

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I have a 50+ year old Italian porcelain bowl - like piece. I would like to find out more about it. On the back Italy is printed free-hand under a stamp of an Urn. I can't ready anything on the stamp itself but there is a number CO 31/38.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Appraisals
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Steven-R replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am pleased to help. You have a form of porcelain china commonly called "capodimonte," fashioned after earlier forms crafted in Naples, Italy. It appears that the piece was custom crafted and hand decorated as the coding indicates it was one of 38 painted by artist "C.O." but unfortunately scores of hundreds of individual artisans were contracted for work like this, and there is no complete listing available.
It is mid-20th century in design, so the timeline fits well. The base form was cast in a production mold called a "blank" and then all of the embellishment was added, ending up with a basically modern, low production and hand crafted ceramic.
At present, pieces like this retail in the $125-175 range pending actual condition and demand and even though it is hand embellished, it is classified as production pottery rather than a fine art, I am sorry to say.
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