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Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

Italian, 1911-2003

Master Italian ceramist Aldo Londi created a range of decorative objects in the latter half of the 20th century for the manufacturer Bitossi. In addition to the small-scale animal sculptures for which he is best known, Londi designed a variety of ceramics for the famed company that includes vases, bowls and desk accessories. Collectors know that vintage Aldo Londi pottery is marked by deep attention to detail and an integration of rich, alluring hues typically associated with the Mediterranean.

Londi was born in Montelupo Fiorentino, just outside of Florence, an area that has been known for its pottery since the Renaissance. Londi showed an early interest in the craft, apprenticing at the Fratelli Fanciullacci ceramic workshop when he was only 11 years old. He worked at the company until he left to fight in World War II. After returning to Montelupo Fiorentino in 1946, Londi became the creative director at Bitossi — a position he held for more than 50 years.

Londi's fresh and unique style breathed new life into Bitossi. He prioritized the production of high-quality and handmade decorative objects and created many of Bitossi's pottery lines himself. The most famous of Londi's Bitossi collections is the Rimini Blu line of animals and vases, which debuted in 1955. The collection is characterized by geometric and whimsical patterns and is recognizable for its marvelous blue color.

Londi's fame and popularity extended outside of Italy with the help of Raymor. The American import and distribution company introduced many esteemed Italian manufacturers such as Bitossi to boutiques and department stores in the United States. After Raymor founder Irving Richards hired Ettore Sottsass to design ceramics, Richards connected his new recruit to Londi. Decades before he founded a legendary postmodern design collective in Milan called the Memphis Group, Sottsass used the Bitossi kilns to create timeless works that manifest both primitive forms and modern geometries.

In 2021, Bitossi opened the Bitossi Archive Museum at its Montelupo Fiorentino headquarters. Many of the works designed by the company's most esteemed contributor and artistic director, Aldo Londi, are proudly displayed.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Aldo Londi serveware, lighting, decorative objects and more.

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Creator: Aldo Londi
Vintage Aldo Londi Italian Pottery Bird / Duck Sculpture by Bitossi Raymor
By Raymor, Bitossi, Jonathan Adler, Aldo Londi
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and rare and very collectible bird/duck sculpture by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Raymor, circa the 1960s. The piece is in very great vintage condition with great color and textu...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Metal

Aldo Londi Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Fish Sculpture Figurine, Italy, 1950s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful, decorative midcentury Rimini blue glazed fish sculpture. Designed by Aldo Londi, manufactured by Bitossi Ceramiche / Italy in the 19...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Stoneware, Terracotta

Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blu Vintage Mid Century Ceramic Sculpture , 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Valencia, VC
The Bitossi ceramic rooster designed by Aldo Londi is indeed an iconic piece of Italian pottery from the 1960s. Aldo Londi was a prominent designer for the Bitossi Ceramiche company,...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Italian Midcentury Rimini Blu Ceramic Candleholder by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Vienna, AT
iconic Italian modern ceramic candleholder from the Rimini Blu series designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Italy. It is in beautiful original condition. The Italian Ceramic Artist Aldo...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Italian Midcentury Rimini Blu Dachshund by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Vienna, AT
Charming iconic Italian modern ceramic Dachshund from the Rimini Blu series designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Italy. The Italian Ceramic Artist Aldo Londi from Montelupo became Art ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blu Mid Century Large Ceramic Cat Sculpture 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Valencia, VC
This Bitossi large ceramic cat sculpture by Aldo Londi is a stunning example of Mid-Century Italian pottery. Handcrafted in Italy during the 1960s, i...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

1960s Aldo Londi Bitossi Italian Modernist Large Orange Ceramic Bird Sculpture
By Aldo Londi
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Italian modernist large scale bird ceramic sculpture created by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Bird measures 7.75" by 11" by 6.5" and is signed as pictured. In very good vintage 1960s cond...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi for Bitossi Ceramiche Rimini Blu Series, Modernist Bull Sculpture
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Frome, GB
This beautifully elegant work of mid-century Modernist stoneware was designed by Aldo Londi (b. 1911 - d. 2003) for Bitossi Ceramiche. Inspiration for the glaze is said to be taken f...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Italian Ceramic Penguin Bird Sculpture for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Aldo Londi Italian Ceramic Penguin Bird Sculpture for Bitossi
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi for Bitossi Rimini Blu Large Ceramic Horse
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Miami, FL
Tall Italian handmade ceramic horse sculpture in the vibrant signature blue of Aldo Londi's iconic art pottery collection Rimini Blu, originally designed in 1959 for Bitossi Ceramich...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Large Bitossi Blue Ceramic Horse Rimini Blu by Aldo Londi
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Miami, FL
Impressive Italian handmade ceramic horse sculpture in the vibrant signature blue of Aldo Londi's iconic art pottery collection Rimini Blu, originally designed in 1959 for Bitossi Ce...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi for Bitossi Italian Midcentury Blue Sculpture Ceramic Horse 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Reggio Emilia, IT
Italian midcentury modern design large blue glazed ceramic stylized horse sculpture designed by Aldo Londi and produced by Bitossi Fiorentino, Italy 1960s Please note that the ceram...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Large Bitossi Rimini Blu Ceramic Horse Sculpture by Aldo Londi, Italy, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Chino Hills, CA
We are thrilled to offer for sale this exceptionally rare and sought-after piece of Mid-Century Italian design - a stunningly large "Rimini Blu" ceramic horse sculpture by Aldo Londi...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Rimini Blue Cat Made of Ceramics by Aldo Londi, 1960
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Oostrum-Venray, NL
Rimini Blue cat made of ceramics by Aldo Londi,1960 This is a rare model, the cat is handmade. Has no chips or damage. It is a nice piece made ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Vintage Ceramiche / Pottery Lion Sculpture by Aldo Londo for Bitossi Raymor
By Raymor, Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in San Diego, CA
A wonderful vintage ceramiche / pottery lion sculpture by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Raymor, circa 1960s. The piece is in very good vintage condition with a brown rustic terra cota like ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Italian Ceramic Bird Sculptures for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dimensions: Large - 17in H x 3in W x 4in D Medium - 15in H x 3in W x 4in D Small - 12in H x 3in W x 4in D
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi for Bitossi Ceramic War Horse
By Aldo Londi
Located in San Francisco, CA
Aldo Londi's designs in ceramic for Bitossi took inspiration from a wide array of cultures and aesthetics all of which were given the distinctive "Londi touch". Richly textured and d...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Ceramic FISH VASE Rimini Blue Design by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic vases fish abstract fish ilustration in rimini blue Design: Aldo Londi Producer: Bitossi, Italy Decade: 1960s Material: Ceramic   This original vin...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Italian Mid-Century offhwite colored Bitossi Ceramic Horse by Aldo Londi 1960s
By Aldo Londi
Located in Salzburg, AT
A stylized ceramic horse on a black lacquered wooden base. The ceramic has a matte, open-pored and grainy surface, the forms are soft. The striking high gloss lacquered wooden base ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic, Wood, Lacquer

Vintage Aldo Londi Italian Ceramiche Bird / Duck Sculpture by Bitossi Raymor
By Raymor, Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage ceramiche bird / duck sculpture by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Raymor, circa 1960s. The piece is in very good vintage condition with great color and texture; it would make a fanta...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Bitossi Horse, Ceramic, Blue, White
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Aldo Londi Bitossi Horse, Ceramic, Blue, White. A hard to find small scale horse glazed in a radiant sky blue over brushed matte white. Aldo Londi designe...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Massive Handled Jug / Vase by Aldo Londo for Bitossi Raymor
By Raymor, Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in San Diego, CA
Super rare MCM ceramiche / pottery handled jug / vase by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Raymor, circa 1960s. The piece is in very good vintage condition with a great color, texture and intri...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Bitossi Rosenthal Netter Horse, Ceramic, Cyan Blue, Signed
By Aldo Londi, Rosenthal Netter
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi Rosenthal Netter Horse, Ceramic, Cyan Blue, Signed. Large horse sculpture glazed in an electric blue with matte chocolate brown hooves. ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Rimini Blu Ceramic Horse Sculpture by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Milan, IT
Ceramic standing horse sculpture by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Blue crystalline glaze enhancing the details of the decoration.
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1960s Italian Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Large Rimini Blu Ceramic Horses by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, a Pair
By Aldo Londi, Raymor, Bitossi
Located in Miami, FL
Imposing pair of Italian handmade ceramic horse sculptures in the vibrant signature blue of Aldo Londi's iconic art pottery collection Rimini Blu, originally designed in 1959 for Bit...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Vintage Ceramiche / Pottery Lion Sculpture by Aldo Londo for Bitossi Raymor
By Raymor, Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in San Diego, CA
Vintage ceramiche / pottery lion sculpture by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Raymor, circa 1960s. The piece is in very good vintage condition with a great color, texture and intricate detail...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Italian Midcentury square Rimini Blu Ceramic Ashtray by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Vienna, AT
iconic Italian modern ceramic ashtray from the Rimini Blu series designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Italy. It is in beautiful original condition. The Italian Ceramic Artist Aldo Lon...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi for Bitossii Mid-Century Rimini Blu Pottery Sausage Dog
By Aldo Londi
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Delightful and stylish Italian mid-century Rimini Blu art pottery sausage dog figure designed by Aldo Londi (Italian, 1911-2003) for Bitossi and dating fro...
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1960s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Pottery

1980 Post-Modern Italian Design Bull in Turquoise Enameled Ceramic
By Aldo Londi
Located in Brescia, IT
1980 Italian Post-Modern design bull in turquoise enameled ceramic with abstract drawings. Piece colored in vibrant turquoise. Late 20th century Italian handmade production. Surface...
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Late 20th Century Italian Post-Modern Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Bitossi Horse, Ceramic, Brown and White
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Aldo Londi Bitossi horse, ceramic, brown and white. Medium scale horse with white glaze over a coarse matte brown raw clay. Small indentation to right re...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Vintage Italian Bitossi By Aldo Londi Rare Red Glaze Ceramic Rooster, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Valencia, VC
Introducing a stunning and exceptionally rare Mid-Century piece: a red glaze ceramic rooster designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Ceramiche. Hand-produced in Italy during the 1960s, th...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Italian Midcentury Rimini Blu Dachshund by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Vienna, AT
Charming iconic Italian modern ceramic Dachshund from the Rimini Blu series designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Italy. The Italian Ceramic Artist Aldo Londi from Montelupo became Art ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blu Vintage Mid Century Ceramic Sculpture , 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Valencia, VC
The Bitossi ceramic rooster designed by Aldo Londi is indeed an iconic piece of Italian pottery from the 1960s. Aldo Londi was a prominent designer for the Bitossi Ceramiche company,...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Ceramic Bird Sculpture by Aldo Londi
By Aldo Londi, Rosenthal Netter
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Beautiful yellow ceramic bird by Aldo londi for Rosenthal Netter. Marked on underside and has label attached.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Aldo Londi Animal Sculptures

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi animal sculptures for sale on 1stDibs.

Aldo Londi animal sculptures are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of ceramic and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Aldo Londi animal sculptures, although blue editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original animal sculptures by Aldo Londi were created in the mid-century modern style in europe during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider animal sculptures by Livio Seguso, Bitossi, and Licio Zanetti. Prices for Aldo Londi animal sculptures can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $313 and can go as high as $3,500, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,280.

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