Capodimonte Newsvendor & Boy Figure Group, Merli, Signed & Castle Mark, Topolino For Sale

A wonderful Capodimonte figure group of a sleeping newsvendor and a boy who is either dropping his coin into the saucer to pay for his copy of Topolino or stealing both the magazine and the money! By the popular artist Bruno Merli, signed by him with a castle mark next to his signature, blue Naples mark to the reverse. Very amusing and well-modelled.

Approx. 7.5" high (20 cm) and 11.5" long (29.5 cm).

Base is baize-covered.

Perfect condition bar one short section where the gilding is a little rubbed, to the base edge at the back, and one or two minor marks.

Very heavy, so overseas postage costs are high, I'm afraid: