Capodimonte porcelain geppetto carving pinocchio

Jun 28, 2020. 15:06 UTC
Capodimonte Porcelain Geppetto carving Pinocchio
Stacie
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Acquired from
Auction House

For sale
Yes
Description

Large fine porcelain figurine of Geppetto carving Pinocchio. Approx 9.5" tall by 7.5" across the base, and weighs 1610g. Gold painted rim, silver appearance to the carving tools, all the beard and wood ends come to a fine point and are intact. Has the Capodimonte crowned N logo and artists signature is carved (appears to be Germano Cortese?). Doesn't have its box or original certificate of authenticity, was found in a mixed lot at auction with a number of other Pinocchio memorabilia, including another smaller Capodimonte of Pinocchio as a boy reading a book on a wall. Most other items have been able to verify as they appear more recent/more in the Disney style.

Provenance

Bought at auction as part of a collectors set of Pinocchio memorabilia.

Answered within about 6 hours
Jun 28, 21:02 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$100 - $150 USD

Insurance Value

$250 USD
What does this mean?

Hi Stacie,

Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry.
Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:

A Capodimonte polychromed porcelain "Geppetto" figure
Model #340, Made by Germano Cortese, Italy, mid 20th Century
9.5" tall by 7.5" across the base
marked underneath
$100-150*
*represents a fair-market value for auction purposes; retail or asking price may vary.

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