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L157 Rare Bruno Merli Capodimonte Music Box Figurine Boys Choir #303 Sgnd Exc Nr For Sale
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L157 RARE BRUNO MERLI CAPODIMONTE MUSIC BOX FIGURINE BOYS CHOIR #303 SGND EXC NR
We are thrilled to present this RARE and exquisitely detailed Capodimonte Music Box figurine by esteemed Italian Master Sculptor Bruno Merli. This signed figurine #303, measuring 18 inches long and 8.5 inches high, is entitled Schol A Cantorum or The Boys Choir, produced by Works of Art, Italy. It is signed B. Merli on the reverse by the sculptor/artist. This representation of a music teacher and his young pupils is captured in fine detail from the relaxed stance of the master scholar to the worried visage of his young pupil as he struggles to learn a new passage. This Music Box figure is a rare piece from Artist Bruno Merli and yours was found in excellent condition with no visible damage. The music box is in working condition, it plays well and sounds lovely!! This is truly an exceptional piece of sculpture to add to your collection or to give as a unique gift to someone special. We offer this and all our items at so have fun and good luck offerding! HISTORY: Capo Di Monte colectibles are porcelean pieces that are highly colored and have a strong relief style. The history of Capo Di Monte porcelean collectibles starts with King Ferdinand IV, son of King Charles, who opened his first Capo Di Monte porcelean factory in Naples Italy in 1771. They used the mark of the blue crown N (BCN) to designate their porcelean figurines. When the factory closed in 1834 it was the Ginori family of Doccia Italy who acquired and continued the tradition of Capo Di Monte collectibles bearing the same mark. This second factory was closed in 1896 when Societa Ceramica Richard of Milan Italy took over manufacturing these fine porcelean figures but used a different mark, the mark shows a crest with wreaths under a blue crown with R. Capodimonte. They still continue to manufacture using this mark to this day. Many pieces were lost during the two world wars leaving some Europeans scouring the United States and now the Internet in search of porcelean figures that survived the wars.
Retail Value Estimate: $550-$650
Condition: No damage, WORKING Weight: 12lb 4oz
Measurements (LxWxH): 18 inches x 8 inches x 8.5 inches
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L157 Rare Bruno Merli Capodimonte Music Box Figurine Boys Choir #303 Sgnd Exc Nr: $204