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Bitossi

Like a Fellini movie, the ceramics of this famed Italian company embody a creative spectrum that ranges from the playful and earthy to the high-minded and provocative. Based in Florence, Bitossi Ceramiche draws on craft traditions that date back to the 1500s. These find expression in the artisanal vases and animal figures by the firm’s longtime art director Aldo Londi, as well as the colorful, totemic vessels designed by the high priest of postmodernism, Ettore Sottsass.

     The company was incorporated by Guido Bitossi in 1921, though the family began making art pottery in the mid-19th century. In the 1930s, Londi came aboard, bringing with him a mindset that respected time-honored craft, yet looked also to the future. On the one hand, Londi’s perspective fostered the making of Bitossi’s popular whimsical animal figures, hand-shaped and -carved and finished in a rich azure glaze known as “Rimini Blue.”

     But with his other hand, Londi reached out to thoughtful, experimental designers such as Sottsass. Starting in the 1950s, some 20 years before he founded the Memphis postmodern design collective in Milan, Sottsass used the Bitossi kilns to create timeless works that manifest both primitive forms and modern geometries. In later decades, Bitossi would welcome new generations of designers, which have included such names as Ginevra Bocini and Karim Rashid. While always looking forward, Bitossi is firm in their belief that mastery of craft is the first step towards beautiful design. As you will see from the works offered on these pages, that is a winning philosophy.

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Alvino Bagni, Bitossi Burnt Orange Ceramic Lamps
By Bitossi, Alvino Bagni
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite pair of Italian Modernist ceramic lamps in a mottled dark brown/orange matte glaze on custom bronze bases. Rewired for use in USA. 100W max.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi

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Bronze

Extra Large Rare Cream Color Ceramic Horse by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi, Raymor
Located in San Diego, CA
Monumental rare cream ceramic horse sculpture by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy, 1960s.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic

Raymor Bitossi Italian Pottery Rare Planter
By Raymor, Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful rare planter hand-painted decoration circa the 1960s, great condition no chips or cracks great colors, hard to find.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi

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Pottery

Large Table Lamp by Bitossi
By Bitossi
Located in Long Island City, NY
Large table lamp by Bitossi ceramic, Italy , Circa 1960th. Signed. Newly rewired. Ceramic base dimensions 24" height x 8" diameter. Total height 35".
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1960s Italian Scandinavian Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic

Raymor Bitossi Italian Pottery Bowl Remini Blue
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Designer: Aldo Londi Importer: Raymor. Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Pottery Condition: This Bitossi Italian pottery bowl remini blue Imported by Raymor i...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Pottery

  • Raymor Bitossi Italian Pottery Bowl Remini Blue
  • Raymor Bitossi Italian Pottery Bowl Remini Blue
  • Raymor Bitossi Italian Pottery Bowl Remini Blue
  • Raymor Bitossi Italian Pottery Bowl Remini Blue
H 2.875 in. W 7.625 in. D 4.75 in.
Bitossi Italian Pottery Box Imported by Rosenthal Netter
By Bitossi, Rosenthal Netter
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Maker: Bitossi. Importer: Rosenthal Netter Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Pottery Condition: This Bitossi Italian pottery box imported by Rosenthal Netter ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Pottery

Aldo Londi for Bitossi Large Center ‘Fruit’ Bowl
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Large ceramic bowl by Aldo Londi in uncommon Seta Lobster. Impressive scale makes for a wonderful center bowl or fruit bowl. Measures: 13” long 10.5” wide 6.5” tall.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic

Bitossi for Raymor Ashtray, Mondrian, Orange, Brown and White, Geometric, Signed
By Bitossi, Raymor
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi for Raymor ashtray, Mondrian orange, brown and white, signed. Long ashtray with 3 cigarette or cigar rests. Decorated with a Mondrian inspired geometric pattern of white and ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi

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Ceramic

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