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The name Capodimonte, meaning "top of the mountain" in Italian, is apropos considering the first pieces were produced a hilltop factory established by King Charles VII. The Royal Factory produced porcelain wares from 1759 to 1780.

The raku pottery technique has it's origins in Japan. Raku potters were producing wares expressively for the Japanese tea ceremony. Raku, meaning "pleasure" or "enjoyment", was not introduced to the western world until the first half of the 20th century.

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