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    Posted 6 years ago

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    Capodimonte flowers are not uncommon, but they are less frequently seen in plaque form. Here are a pair that I gave my wife for her birthday a few years ago. They measure about 6" x 4" including the frame. Each plaque has a spray of three dimensional porcelain flowers in a matte finish. These are properly marked with the crowned Neapolitan "N", but best of all they are artist signed by an actual member of the Mollica family. This is significant to me because a maternal great-grandmother of mine was a Mollica. Best of all, unlike the fresh flowers that I give my wife on every special occasion, these never wilt! Hope you enjoy, Cheers! - Bob

    A bit of history of the Mollica family...

    "Godette nobiltà in Messina, Mazzara, Trapani, ecc. Un Giovanni, milite, a 22 agosto 1441 venne nominato consigliere regio e lo stesso giorno il figlio di lui Domenico, qualificato nobile di Messina, veniva nominato familiare e domestico regio; un Benedetto fu senatore di Messina nel 1516-17; un Domenice fu senatore della stessa città nel 1519-20; un altro Domenico tenne la stessa carica nel 1586-87, 1590-91, 1597-98; un Andrea, un Domenico mastro notaro del senato di Messina, un Domenico fu Giacomo, un Mario, un Matteo, un Maurizio, un Ottavio, un Sebastiano sono ascritti alla mastra nobile del Mollica; un Francesco, con privilegio del 19 settembre 1649, ottenne il titolo di barone di Bagnarella; un Pietro fu senatore di Trapani negli anni 1693-94, 1705-6, 1738-39, 1745-46, 1755-56.

    Arma: d’azzurro, a due braccia d’argento, moventi dai fianchi dello scudo, dividenti nel cuore un pane d’oro."

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    1. jscott0363 jscott0363, 6 years ago
      These are really amazing looking!! I love these!
    2. martika martika, 6 years ago
      Lovely!!! Would like to have a pair of these in my hallway!!!
    3. martika martika, 6 years ago
      Your family connection is very interesting. Best of all, this beauty stays in the family !!! :)
    4. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      :-) Gruff :-) martika :-) nutsabotas6 :-) PhilDMorris :-) TassieDevil :-) fleafinder:-) Celiene :-) Caperkid ;-) jscott0363 :-) aura :-) vetraio50 :-)
    5. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      Maritka, keep an eye on auctions, they come up periodically.
    6. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      Hey thanks nutsabotas6!
    7. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      Appreciate the kind thoughts J Scott!
    8. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      Thank you Mrstyndall!!!
    9. Rick55 Rick55, 6 years ago
      Oh how I love these Bob! I'm a big fan of Capodimonte from my days in Naples. I also love framed art work, so this is the best of both worlds. I've never seen the like... Great pieces!
    10. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      Thank you so much Rick... most Capodimonte (except the really old stuff) is very reasonably priced too.
    11. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      Thank you Vetraio!
    12. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      Thanks for stopping in Antiquerose :-)
    13. beyemvey beyemvey, 6 years ago
      Always like your feedback Sean :-)

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