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Bitossi Boxes

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 vintage 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.

Find a collection of vintage Bitossi decorative objects, lighting and serveware on 1stDibs.

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Creator: Bitossi
Mid Century Modern Ceramic Lidded Box with Floral Relief by Bitossi for Raymor
By Raymor, Bitossi
Located in Framingham, MA
Very nice brown ceramic Bitossi box, circa 1960's. Lovely flower relief on top. Nice condition. One small hair-line crack on the top of one green flower petal (see pictures). Measur...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic, Pottery

Striking Signed Bitossi Italian Box in Crackled Gold Glaze
By Bitossi
Located in Hopewell, NJ
A striking Bitossi box from the 1960s in cracked gold. Made in Italy, the box has a brown glazed bottom and the top has a gold crackled glaze with wonderful patina. The gold glaze is...
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1960s Italian Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Wood

Bitossi Rimini Blue Box
By Bitossi
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Intense Rimini blue box by Bitossi, Italy, ca' 1960's.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi Box, Ceramic, Orange and Gold, Geometric, Signed
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi box, ceramic, orange and gold, geometric, signed. Small scale lidded box decorated an alternating pattern of metallic gold triangles over a tangerine orange glaze. Signed "85...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi Vase, Ceramic, Blue Turquoise, Impressed, Textured, Signed
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi vase, ceramic, blue turquoise, impressed, textured, signed. Medium scale chunky vase decorated with a relief pattern of impressed teardrops. Minute loss to some of the relief...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi Box, Ceramic, Geometric, Red, Yellow, White & Orange, Signed
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi box, ceramic, geometric, red, yellow, white and orange, signed. A small scale box from Aldo Londi's Líneas Rotas (Broken Lines) series. The lid is decorated with a puzzle pie...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi Number 5 Box, Ceramic, Red, White, Signed
By Raymor, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi number five box, ceramic, red and white, signed. A rare and hard to find number series box by Bitossi and imported to the United States by Raymor of New York. Signed with a R...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi Box, Ceramic, Thailandia, Stripes, Orange, White, Signed
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi Thailandia box, ceramic, orange, white, brown, stripes, signed. Hard to find small scale lidded box from Aldo Londi's Thailandia series with a top glazed in orange, mint gree...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi Raymor Blue Ceramic Box
By Bitossi
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Fantastic and rare in this light blue color, Bitossi for Raymor ceramic box.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi Box, Ceramic, Yellow and Orange, Geometric, Signed
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi box, ceramic, yellow and orange, geometric, signed. Small scale box from Aldo Londi's "Torcello" series, with an orange bottom and yellow lid decorated with rows impressed ci...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter Box, Ceramic, White, Brown, Abstract, Signed
By Rosenthal Netter, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter box, ceramic abstract ridges, signed. Small scale lidded box decorated with an abstract pattern of incised relief or carved ridges. Glazed primarily in o...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi for Raymor Box, Ceramic, White, Black, and Brown, Signed
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi, Raymor
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi for Raymor box, ceramic white, black, and brown, signed. Small lidded box glazed in chocolate brown, white and black from Aldo Londi's Piastrelle Bicolore series. The undersi...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi Striped Ceramic Box, Signed
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi brown glazed ceramic keepsake box with a contrasting striped ceramic top. Top features orange, yellow, brown and gold metallic glazes. Signed.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi Box, Ceramic, Sgraffito, Blue, Black, Geometric, Signed
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi box, ceramic, blue black, sgraffito, geometric, signed. Small scale lidded box with geometric sgraffito decoration, glazed in blue and black. Signed on underside of box: 2384...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

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 Boxes

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Pottery

Rosenthal Netter Box, Ceramic, Yellow and Orange Discs, Signed
By Rosenthal Netter, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Rosenthal netter box, ceramic, yellow and orange discs, signed. Small scale yellow glazed lidded box decorated with a pattern of light and dark orange half circles. Retains original ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi Rosenthal Netter Box, Ceramic, Stripes, Orange, Black, Yellow, Signed
By Rosenthal Netter, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi for Rosenthal netter box, ceramic, stripes, orange, black and yellow, signed. Small scale ceramic lidded box decorated with angled planks, glazed an alternating pattern of or...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Unusual Ceramic Box By Bitossi Raymor, Italy
By Bitossi
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
An unusual ceramic box by Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter, Italy, ca' 1960's, signed. Geometric design, beautifully decorated in yellow, brown, black.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter Italian Ceramic Box and Ashtray, Catchall, a trio
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi, Rosenthal Netter
Located in Atlanta, GA
Striking 1960s Mid-Century Modern Aldo Londi for Bitossi ceramic set of three pieces, box, and ashtrays or catchalls. Imported and distributed in the United States by Rosenthal Nette...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic, Faience

Aldo Londi Bitossi Ochre Glazed Box, Vase Set
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Aldo Londi for Bitossi hand decorated vase and box. An ochre ground provides the backdrop for the colorful stylized floral motif. Signed/Labeled Sold as a set. Vase measures 8 x 4...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Rosenthal Netter Box, Ceramic, Yellow, Black, White, Brown, Geometric, Signed
By Rosenthal Netter, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter box, ceramic, yellow, black, white, brown, geometric, signed. Small scale lidded box decorated with angular geometric pattern in yellow, white, and black...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter Box, Ceramic, Chartreuse, Signed
By Rosenthal Netter, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter box, ceramic, chartreuse, signed. Small scale lidded box decorated with impressed geometric patterns and glazed in chartreuse, burnt orange, green and gr...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Ceramic Box by Aldo Londi Bitossi, Italy, Orange with Gold Decoration, C 1960
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Decorative ceramic box by Aldo Londi Bitossi, Italy, C 1960. Signed at the bottom, 79/11, Italy. Organic designs on the lid with gold decorations.  
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi Raymor Box, Ceramic, Metallic Chrome Silver, Black, Iridescent, Signed
By Bitossi, Raymor
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi for Raymor box, ceramic, metallic chrome silver and black, signed. Small scale lidded box with a top glazed in metallic chrome silver and black. The bottom box is glazed in a...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Rimini Blue and Green Bitossi Studio of Italy, 1960s Oblong Ceramic Lidded Box
By Bitossi
Located in Rothley, Leicestershire
Bitossi Rimini blue and green striped lidded oblong ceramic box with hand incised decoration. A lovely example of Italian craftsmanship, circa 1960s Signed Italy on base of box In...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter Box, Ceramic, Blue Stripes, Signed
By Rosenthal Netter, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter box, ceramic, blue stripes, signed. Small scale lidded box glazed with alternating stripes rectangular bars of blue. Retains the remnants of Rosenthal Ne...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi Box, Ceramic, Orange and Matte Brown, Signed
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi box, ceramic, orange and matte brown, signed. Small scale box having a raw clay lid hash mark incising and decorated with an orange glazed pill pattern. Signed on the undersi...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi, Lidded, Cover Large Ceramic, Box, Mondrian,Geometric Pattern,Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Nice and large lidded round box by the well mid century modern designer, artist Aldo Londi, made by the well known studio Bitossi.
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi for Raymor Box, Ceramic, Fused Glass, White, Orange, Blue, Signed
By Bitossi, Raymor
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi for Raymor Box, ceramic and fused glass, white, orange and blue, signed. Small scale white glazed box with a lid decorated in an abstract pattern of fused glass, containing y...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi Box, Ceramic, Applied Discs, Blue, Purple, White, Brown, Signed
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi box, ceramic, applied discs, blue, purple, white, brown, signed. The lid is a coarse dark chocolate clay decorated with rows of applied glazed discs in violet (purple) and bl...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter Box, Ceramic, Navy Blue, Green, White, Plaid
By Rosenthal Netter, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi for Rosenthal netter box, ceramic, navy blue, green, and white, plaid. Small scale lidded ceramic box with navy, white and green glazed top and white glazed bottom. Tiny glaz...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi Box, Ceramic, Yellow, Brown, White
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi box, ceramic, yellow, white, brown. Three color small scale box with yellow glazed lid and coarse matte brown and white bottom.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter Box, Ceramic, Brown, White, Ridges, Signed
By Rosenthal Netter, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi for Rosenthal netter box, ceramic, brown, white, ridges, signed. Small scale lidded box glazed in matte chocolate brown and white with deep ridges. The underside is signed wi...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi Box, Ceramic, Blue, Green, White Stripes, Signed
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi box, ceramic, blue, green, white stripes, signed. Small scale colorful lidded box decorated with a tight hard edge pattern of blue, green and white stripes which play off nic...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi Floral, Mustard Yellow Ceramic Box, Signed
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Mustard yellow ceramic box with a contrasting stylized floral pattern lid in umber, orange, yellow, and white. Signed.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bittosi Ochre Glazed, Incised Ceramic Box
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Midcentury Ochre glazed ceramic box with hand decorated graphic pattern lid.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Boxes

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Ceramic

Bitossi boxes for sale on 1stDibs

Bitossi boxes are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Bitossi collection of boxes, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. There are 37 vintage versions of these items in stock, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original boxes by Bitossi were created in Italy during the 20th century in the modern style of the mid-century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider boxes by Aldo Tura, Rosenthal Netter and Fornasetti. Prices for Bitossi boxes can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at US$475 and tops out at US$3,500, while pieces like these can sell for US$1,500 on average.

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