Bitossi (Italy)

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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Pair of Bitossi/Bergboms Lamps Copper and Gold

By Bitossi, Bitossi, Bergboms
Pair of Bitossi/Bergboms Lamps Copper and Gold
Bitossi, Bitossi, Bergboms
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Bitossi lamps Italy 1970 ceramic copper and gold glaze by Bitossi has stickers from Bergboms as they were sold by Bergboms, Sweden. Very strong powerful bodies with such elegant glaze ...
1960s Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Rectangular Ashtray by Aldo Londi

By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
1960s Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Rectangul...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays
Ceramic, Pottery, Terracotta
Italian handcrafted blue glazed ceramic rectangular ahstray with hand-carved geometric designs in cobalt blue and turquoise colors. Rimini blue collection designed by Aldo Londi for Bit...
Small Blue Glazed Ceramic Circular Ashtray by Aldo Londi and Bitossi

By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Small Blue Glazed Ceramic Circular Ashtray by Aldo...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays
Ceramic, Pottery, Terracotta
Beautiful blue glazed (Rimini Blu) circular ceramic ashtray design by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi. Handcrafted in Italy with hand-carved geometric design in glazed vibrant tu...
Large 1960s Bitossi by Aldo Londi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Square Ashtray

By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Large 1960s Bitossi by Aldo Londi Rimini Blue Glaz...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic, Pottery, Terracotta
Large Rimini blue, blue glazed terracotta ceramic ashtray design by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi. Handcrafted in Italy with hand-carved geometric design and in a glazed vibran...
Aldo Londi Striped Ceramic Vase

By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Aldo Londi Striped Ceramic Vase
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
Large striped ceramic vase designed by Aldo Londi and produced by Bitossi for Raymor.
Aldo Londi Bitossi Ceramic Fritte Vase Fused Glass...
Bitossi
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
Aldo Londi Bitossi ceramic Fritte vase fused glass pottery signed, Italy, 1950s. Early Londi Bitossi vase with rough matte brown glazed body, elongated neck and fused glass front. Signe...
Raymor Bitossi Ceramic Vase Red Yellow Green Signe...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
Raymor Bitossi ceramic vase red yellow green signed Italy, 1960s. Large vase with elongated neck and bulbous body. Signed twice on the underside: Raymor R336B and with on underside edge...
Monumental Aldo Londi for Bitossi Incised Mustard ...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Substantial 1950s Aldo Londi for Bitossi glazed Ceramic Table Lamp. Distributed by Raymor. Featuring a four-sided double gourd shape, earthen mustard yellow coloring. Hand impressed, i...
Pair of Bitossi Rimini Blue Ceramic Castle Lamps, Italian

By Bitossi
Pair of Bitossi Rimini Blue Ceramic Castle Lamps, ...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Ceramic
This unique pair of Bitossi ceramic lamps are styled like chess castles with crenelated turrets. Featuring the iconic Bitossi Rimini blue glaze and stamped imprint designs. Singed "6988...
Aldo Londi Bitossi 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Studded Three-Sided Bowl
Aldo Londi Bitossi 1960s Italian Mid-Century Moder...
Bitossi
20th Century Italian Other Bowls and Baskets
Ceramic
The Bitossi family ceramic business has been in active production since 1871, and continues to build upon a ceramic tradition that traces its roots back to Montelupo Florentino at the b...
Aldo Londi Bitossi 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Studded Cylindrical Vase
Aldo Londi Bitossi 1960s Italian Mid-Century Moder...
Bitossi
Mid-20th Century Italian Other Bowls and Baskets
Ceramic
The Bitossi family ceramic business has been in active production since 1871, and continues to build upon a ceramic tradition that traces its roots back to Montelupo Florentino at the b...
Aldo Londi Bitossi 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Studded Three-Sided Bowl
Aldo Londi Bitossi 1960s Italian Mid-Century Moder...
Bitossi
Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Bowls and Baskets
Gold, Ceramic
The Bitossi family ceramic business has been in active production since 1871, and continues to build upon a ceramic tradition that traces its roots back to Montelupo Florentino at the b...
Bitossi 1950s Italian Abstract Ceramic Lamp
Bitossi 1950s Italian Abstract Ceramic Lamp
Bitossi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Ceramic, Wood
Monumental Italian ceramic lamp with abstract design in low relief, on circular wood base. Solid brass finial. Made by Bitossi, circa 1950. Original shade is worn, though available as t...
Large Pair of "Rimini Blue" Ceramic Lamps by Aldo Londi for Bitossi

By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Large Pair of "Rimini Blue" Ceramic Lamps by Aldo ...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Very beautiful and in a perfect state of preservation. These lamps are about as good as they get. Like a Fellini movie, the ceramics of this famed Italian company embody a creative s...
Bitossi Incised 22-Karat Gold Glazed Lamps

By Bitossi
Bitossi Incised 22-Karat Gold Glazed Lamps
Bitossi
20th Century Italian Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Ceramic
Striking pair of Bitossi lamps with hand incised decorative bands with a 22-karat gold glaze. Made in Italy for the Scandinavian market, Rewired for use in the USA with brass sockets an...
Rare Glaze Meridian Clock by Bitossi & George Nelson for Howard Miller

By Bitossi, Howard Miller, George Nelson
Rare Glaze Meridian Clock by Bitossi & George Nels...
Bitossi, Howard Miller, George Nelson
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Clocks
Metal, Ceramic
Rare glaze Bitossi & George Nelson wall clock for the Howard Miller clock company. This example is pristine and has it's original electric mechanism and works.
Aldo Londi for Bitossi Raymor Modernist Ceramic Jug or Vase & Faux Flower Spray
Aldo Londi for Bitossi Raymor Modernist Ceramic Ju...
Bitossi, Raymor, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Centerpieces
Ceramic, Fabric, Wood
I've used this beautiful display in my residence for years, and it came together when I found a lesser vase at a Mid-Century Modern estate, and they contained these vintage modernist fl...
Bitossi Lamps Gold and Birch Tree

By Bitossi, Bitossi
Bitossi Lamps Gold and Birch Tree
Bitossi, Bitossi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Bistossi lamps Italy 1970 for Bergboms Sweden gold ceramic with a middle with a look of a birch tree. Rewired for the US.
Aldo Londi Bitossi Ceramic Bowl Gold Black Feather...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bowls and Baskets
Ceramic
Aldo Londi Bitossi ceramic bowl gold black feather piume signed Italy, 1960s. Matte black glaze with repeating gold piume feather pattern. Marked on underside of the bowl: 95/517 Italy....
Bitossi Ceramic Vase Pottery Stripes Yellow Red Bl...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic vase pottery stripes yellow red black signed Italy, 1960s. Petite vase with flared collar and tapered neck. Alternating stripes yellow and black and black and red. Signe...
Bitossi Ceramic Bowl Tray Geometric Yellow Red Bro...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Bowls and Baskets
Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic bowl tray Geometric yellow red brown, Italy, 1960s. Large ceramic low bowl or tray with warm earth-tone pallet.
Raymor Bitossi Ceramic Vases Gunmetal Gold Platinu...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Raymor Bitossi ceramic vases gunmetal gold platinum Incised signed, Italy, 1960s. Signed Raymor on underside of each vase. Three color glazed matched pair vases with incised geometric p...
Bitossi Ceramic Table Lamps Pair Incised Brown Whi...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic table lamps pair incised brown white signed, Italy, 1960s. Ceramic bodies are in excellent condition. Both retains their original sockets and wiring. Both are mounted on...
Bitossi Ceramic Vase Yellow Brown Round Pottery Si...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic vase yellow brown round pottery signed, Italy, 1960s. Brown collar and yellow glazed spherical body. Signed Italy on underside.
Bitossi Raymor Ceramic Box Iridescent Metallic Sil...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Boxes
Ceramic
Bitossi Raymor Ceramic Box Iridescent Metallic Silver Black Signed Italy, 1960s. Metallic silver and black glazed lidded box. Minimalist design. Retains three original labels, the Raymo...
Collection of Three Raymor Ceramic Boxes

By Bitossi, Raymor
Collection of Three Raymor Ceramic Boxes
Bitossi, Raymor
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Boxes
Ceramic
Collection of three ceramics boxes designed by Bitossi for Raymor. Wonderful glazes and textured designs. Signed with the "Italy" mark to underneath and remnants of Raymor labels. Indiv...
Bitossi Aldo Londi Buddha Italy, circa 1965

By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Bitossi Aldo Londi Buddha Italy, circa 1965
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
An Aldo Londi designed Buddha head in orange 'Cinese' [Chinese] glaze, a hard to find example, usually being in blue.
Bitossi Aldo Londi Duck Italy, circa 1965

By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Bitossi Aldo Londi Duck Italy, circa 1965
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
An Aldo Londi designed blue, yellow and green duck in the Rimini pattern with original metal legs and feet. A rare and unusual colour-way by Bitossi with the glazes absolutely glowing a...
Bitossi Aldo Londi Horse head, Italy, circa 1965

By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Bitossi Aldo Londi Horse head, Italy, circa 1965
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
An Aldo Londi for Bitossi 'Cinese' [Chinese] glaze large horse head in blue. Made as a lamp base but never used as such, in lovely condition.
Original 1960s Ceramic Horse in Rimini Blue Design by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
Original 1960s Ceramic Horse in Rimini Blue Design...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Article: Ceramic horse in rimini blue Design: Aldo Londi Producer: Bitossi, Italy Decade: 1960s Material: Ceramic   This original vintage c...
Yellow and Pink TOTEM by Karim Rashid

By Bitossi, Karim Rashid
Yellow and Pink TOTEM by Karim Rashid
Bitossi, Karim Rashid
Early 2000s Italian Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
This striking sculpture represents a colorful TOTEM in white clay with each of its five elements featuring a different geometric shape and solid, vivid colors. The piece was designed fo...
Perforated Black Lava Vase

By Bitossi
Perforated Black Lava Vase
Bitossi
2010s Italian Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
This unique vase features a tall cylinder-like shape and a slender mouth, perfect as a centerpiece holding a single flower. The color block pattern glazing the surface of the vase is in...
Tiles Vase by Aldo Londi

By Bitossi
Tiles Vase by Aldo Londi
Bitossi
2010s Italian Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
This striking vase in white clay was designed in 1963 by Aldo Londi, the then artistic director of Bitossi and is part of a limited series of 99 pieces. Its simple white body is interru...
Fish Plate by Aldo Londi

By Bitossi
Fish Plate by Aldo Londi
Bitossi
21st Century and Contemporary Italian Decorative Objects
Ceramic
This striking decorative plate in white clay was designed by Aldo Londi in 1959 and is part of a limited edition of 199 pieces. The decorations on the top of the plate are a multitude o...
Multi Shape Black Lava Vase

By Bitossi
Multi Shape Black Lava Vase
Bitossi
2010s Italian Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
This handcrafted ceramic vase will make a unique addition to any dining table when used as a centerpiece to hold a single flower at a dinner party. It can also be placed on top of a dre...
Wide Ochre and Green Vase by Dimore Studio

By Bitossi, Dimore Studio
Wide Ochre and Green Vase by Dimore Studio
Bitossi, Dimore Studio
2010s Italian Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
This ceramic vase features an unconventional wide rectangular shape and is glazed with an elegant color block pattern. The top section of the piece, as well as its interior, is glazed i...
Yellow Cat Sculpture

By Bitossi
Yellow Cat Sculpture
Bitossi
2010s Italian Sculptures
Ceramic
This charming piece can be placed in any room in the home and can serve as a purely decorative object that will liven up the atmosphere in any room. Crafted entirely in ceramic to resem...
Tall Pink and Green Vase by Dimore Studio

By Bitossi, Dimore Studio
Tall Pink and Green Vase by Dimore Studio
Bitossi, Dimore Studio
2010s Italian Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
This modern vase features a striking tall rectangular construction and a contrasting color block pattern which was applied by hand. The top section of the vase is glazed in a delicate p...
Huge Aldo Londi "Rimini Blu" Vase Bitossi, 1960s

By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Huge Aldo Londi "Rimini Blu" Vase Bitossi, 1960s
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
Huge Aldo Londi “Rimini Blu” vase manufactured by Bitossi in the 1960s in Italy. Handmade ceramic vase from Aldo Londi’s iconic “Rimini Blu” collection. Deep blue glazed ceramic with en...
Table Lamp by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy, circa 1965

By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Table Lamp by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy, circa...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Table Lamp by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy, circa 1965 in the classic 'Abstract' Persian Blue Glaze. Original linen shade with matching trim. Original wiring, working condition. Offere...
Bitossi Buddha Italy Aldo Londi, circa 1965 Chinese Glaze

By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Bitossi Buddha Italy Aldo Londi, circa 1965 Chines...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
A wonderful Aldo Londi for Bitossi Buddha's head with a blue 'Cinese' glaze replicating ancient bronzes that were recovered from the depths of the world's oceans. Stunning vibrant glaze...
Bitossi Aldo Londi Italy Horse, circa 1965

By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Bitossi Aldo Londi Italy Horse, circa 1965
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
Aldo Londi for Bitossi stylised small horse in 'Rimini Blu' pattern and glaze. A fine example with lovely graduated colors.
Bitossi Ceramic Vase White Brown Round Pottery Sig...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic vase white brown round pottery signed, Italy, 1960s. Small vase with brown glazed collar and white glazed spherical body. Marked on underside: 4028 C Italy.
Totem Sculpture by Karim Rashid

By Bitossi, Karim Rashid
Totem Sculpture by Karim Rashid
Bitossi, Karim Rashid
Early 2000s Italian Sculptures
Ceramic
This geometric sculpture evoking the elongated shape of a TOTEM, was designed by Karim Rashid in 2006 as part of a limited edition of 199 pieces. Each of the four pieces put vertically ...
Large Green and Red Centrepiece by Ettore Sottsass

By Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Large Green and Red Centrepiece by Ettore Sottsass...
Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
2010s Italian Centerpieces
Ceramic
This elegant centrepiece in white clay features a base in dark grey supporting a conic body made of concentric steps that are finished in red on the outside and in vivid matte green on ...
Ring Vase by Aldo Londi

By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Ring Vase by Aldo Londi
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
This striking vase in white clay has a simple cylindrical shape with a white finish, and a central area decorated with a series of multicolored rings enclosed in squares each marked wit...
Black and White Reel Vase by Ettore Sottsass

By Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Black and White Reel Vase by Ettore Sottsass
Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
2010s Italian Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
This vase's simple shape is complemented by its geometric decoration that features striking motifs in black on the white background of the cylindrical shape. This piece was designed by ...
Small Cross Vase by Karim Rashid

By Bitossi, Karim Rashid
Small Cross Vase by Karim Rashid
Bitossi, Karim Rashid
Early 2000s Italian Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
This striking, multicolored vase in white clay features a mouth in the shape of a cross. The outside of the cross is finished in vivid yellow with an orange top edge, while the interior...
Ellipse Vase by Karim Rashid

By Bitossi, Karim Rashid
Ellipse Vase by Karim Rashid
Bitossi, Karim Rashid
Early 2000s Italian Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
This striking vase is white clay was designed by Karim Rashid in 2006 and it is part of a limited series of 349 objects. It is comprised of three geometric elements finished in solid co...
Large Cross Vase by Karim Rashid

By Bitossi, Karim Rashid
Large Cross Vase by Karim Rashid
Bitossi, Karim Rashid
2010s Italian Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
This striking, geometric vase, designed by Karim Rashid, is part of a limited edition of 349 pieces. Its body in white clay consists of three elements, each featuring a different vivid ...
Diamonds Vase by Aldo Londi

By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Diamonds Vase by Aldo Londi
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
2010s Italian Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
This cylindrical vase in white clay is part of a limited edition of 149 pieces designed in 1961 by the then artistic director of Bitossi, Aldo Londi. The irregular surface of the vase i...
Square Vase by Dimore Studio

By Bitossi, Dimore Studio
Square Vase by Dimore Studio
Bitossi, Dimore Studio
2010s Italian Vases and Vessels
Brass, Ceramic
This geometric vase in white clay has a simple, geometric shape with a striking burgundy finish, highlighted with two brass brackets clasping its sides. It was designed in 2016 by Dimor...
Blue and Brass Vase by Dimore Studio

By Bitossi, Dimore Studio
Blue and Brass Vase by Dimore Studio
Bitossi, Dimore Studio
2010s Italian Vases and Vessels
Brass, Ceramic
This rectangular vase in white clay has a geometric design highlighted by a simple color block decoration: pale blue at the bottom and black at the top. Two brass brackets hold the top ...
Turquoise and Brass Vase by Dimore Studio

By Bitossi, Dimore Studio
Turquoise and Brass Vase by Dimore Studio
Bitossi, Dimore Studio
2010s Italian Vases and Vessels
Brass, Ceramic
This geometric vase in white clay has a simple, rectangular shape with a striking turquoise finish on the outside and a vivid green finish on the inside. It is highlighted on one of its...
Red Vase by Dimore Studio

By Bitossi, Dimore Studio
Red Vase by Dimore Studio
Bitossi, Dimore Studio
2010s Italian Vases and Vessels
Brass, Ceramic
This striking vase has a simple, rectangular shape, highlighted with a brass strip at the bottom and two different solid finishes, one large strip in pink and a vivid red top. The piece...
Chalice Vase by Ettore Sottsass

By Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Chalice Vase by Ettore Sottsass
Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
2010s Italian Vases and Vessels
Ceramic
This elegant vase was designed by famous Italian architect Ettore Sottsass in 1962. It is in white clay and its geometric shape with a white finish is adorned with a series of parallel ...
Mid-Century Modern Italian Bitossi Ceramic Table Lamp in Mustard
Mid-Century Modern Italian Bitossi Ceramic Table L...
Bitossi
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
This rich mustard colored lamp is in a cylinder shape. The ceramic is in perfect condition. No chips. New twisted black wire and antiqued brass light socket. The ceramic measures 20...
Glazed Gold Ceramic Lamps, Sweden, circa 1960

By Bitossi
Glazed Gold Ceramic Lamps, Sweden, circa 1960
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
Beautiful pair of ceramic lamps by Bitossi for Bergboms, Sweden, circa 1960. Rewired with new shades Measures: 17.5 to top of socket 24" to top of shade.