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Bitossi Ashtrays

Italian

Like a Fellini movie, the ceramics of the famed Italian company Bitossi Ceramiche embody a creative spectrum that ranges from the playful and earthy to the high-minded and provocative. Based in Florence, Bitossi draws on craft traditions that date back to the 1500s. These find expression in Bitossi pottery that includes 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.

Bitossi 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 cats, owls, horses and other 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. After hiring Sottsass to design ceramics for his New York imports company, Raymor, American entrepreneur Irving Richards connected the Milanese design polymath to Londi, who introduced Sottsass to ceramics in the 1950s.

During that decade, 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
Aldo Londi Bitossi Ceramiche Spring Green and Red Floral Ceramic Ashtray
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Bainbridge, NY
Aldo Londi Bitossi handcrafted glazed Chartreuse ashtray with Red floral. Featuring a round lipped Ashtray with hand outlined Red Flower with Turquoise and Yellow accent, sprayed red...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic

Monumental ceramic ashtray by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in View Park, CA
A monumental mid century modern ceramic ashtray by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy circa 1960s. Tones of pewter, turquoise, lavender, ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Large Square Ashtray
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blu Ceramic Ashtray Signed Large Rimini blue Mid-Century Modern ashtray. It has 3 cigar or cigarette holders and it is made in blue glazed terracotta ceram...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic, Pottery, Terracotta

Midcentury Ashtray by Montelupo in Blue "Rimini" Ceramic, Bitossi Italy, 1960s
By Bitossi, Flavia Montelupo
Located in Roma, IT
Original and signed Mid-Century ashtray in a fantastic vibrant blue glazed ceramic (Rimini Blu). This amazing and rare piece is signed on the bottom and was designed by Flavia Monte...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic, Pottery

Ashtray or Vide-Poche in Rimini Blue Ceramic, Bitossi by Aldo Londi, Italy 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Roma, IT
Gorgeous ceramic ashtray or vide-poche in a stunning blue glazed (Rimini Blu) color. This vibrant ceramic item was designed by Aldo Londi and hand-crafted by Bitossi in Italy during ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

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Pottery, Ceramic

MCM Bitossi Stoneware Ashtray by Rosenthal Netter
By Bitossi, Rosenthal Netter
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful MCM Bitossi stoneware ashtray by Rosenthal Netter, circa 1960s. The hand thrown piece is in great vintage condition with no chips or cracks...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ashtrays

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Stoneware

Bitossi Green and Purple Ceramic Catchall Ashtray for Raymor
By Raymor, Bitossi
Located in Miami, FL
Bitossi Ceramiche ceramic ashtray or catchall, circa 1960s, with a Brutalist aesthetic. Handmade in Italy. The heavily textured, partially glazed, multi color pottery...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic, Pottery, Stoneware

Aldo Londi Bitossi Ashtray, Ceramic, Safety Pin, Blue, Gold, Signed
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in New York, NY
Aldo Londi Bitossi Ashtray, Ceramic, Safety Pin, Blue, Gold, Signed. Small to medium scale deep ashtray with three cigarette rests. Decorated with a pattern of gold glazed safety pin...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic

60s Italian Ceramic and Fused Glass Mosaic Ashtray / Tray by Bitossi for Raymor
By Bitossi, Raymor, Aldo Londi
Located in North Miami, FL
This large 1960s Italian Aldo Londi-attributed textured ceramic ashtray by Bitossi dazzles in the sheer number of fused glass colors achieved in its "fritte" tile mosaic interior. Im...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic, Art Glass

Aldo Londi Rimini Blu Ashtray for Bitossi with Rare Pedestal Base
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Littleton, CO
A beautiful edition of Aldo Londi's ashtray design for Bitossi Ceramiche in rimini blu glaze with a rare pedestal base and cigarette rests wide enough to accommodate cigars. Italy,...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic

Vintage Aldo Londi Bitossi Ceramic Ashtray, Lighter and Cigarette Holder Italy
By Bitossi, Rosenthal, Aldo Londi
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful trio set by Bitossi. This ceramic set is glamorous, chic and so mid-century. The trio includes a beautiful ashtray, a tall table lighter and a cigarette holder. Together th...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic

Bitossi Ashtray Designed by Aldo Londi for Rosenthal Netter, Made in Italy
By Bitossi
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Bitossi ashtray designed by Aldo Londi for Rosenthal Netter, for their Marroco line. Made in Italy, 1960s.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic

1960's Aldo Londi Bitossi for Raymor Italy Abstract Ceramic Pottery Bird Vase
By Bitossi, Raymor
Located in San Diego, CA
Wonderful vintage Aldo Londi Bitossi ceramic/pottery red ashtray, circa 1960s. Made in Italy and is signed on the bottom. Appears to have never been used. ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic

Rimini Blu Catchall Ashtray by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Made in Italy
By Raymor, Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Miami, FL
Italian handmade ceramic vide-poche or catchall tray in the vibrant signature blue of Aldo Londi's iconic art pottery collection Rimini Blu, orig...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic

Italian Midcentury Rimini Blu Ceramic Ashtray by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Vienna, AT
Charming iconic Italian modern ceramic ashtray from the Rimini Blu series designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Italy in beutiful original condition. The Italian Ceramic Artist Aldo Lo...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic

Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blue Ceramic XL Round Centerpiece Bowl Ashtray
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Blue glazed (Rimini Blu) ceramic large ashtray designed by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi. Italy, 1950-1960s. It was handcrafted in Italy with hand carved geometric design ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ashtrays

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Pottery, Terracotta, Ceramic

Bitossi Italy for Raymor Ceramic and Glass Mosaic Ashtray, Catchall Mid Century
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Outstanding 1960s Aldo Londi for Bitossi ceramic catchall or cigar ashtray. Imported and distributed in the United States by Raymor of New York. Featuring a large-scale low centerpiece bowl...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic, Art Glass

Midcentury Pottery Ashtray by Aldo Londi Ceramic for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Vienna, AT
Round ceramic ashtray painted in geometric Piet Mondrian patterns. Designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi in the 1950s.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Ceramic, Pottery Ashtray for Bitossi, Geometric, Mondrian, Pattern
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very elegant design in this ashtray by the well known artist/designer Aldo Londi.
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Rectangular Ashtray Empy Pocket
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Italian Midcentury Aldo Londi Bitossi Rimini blue glazed ceramic rectanular ashtray or bowl, Italy, 1950-1960s. Beautiful blue glazed (...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ashtrays

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Pottery, Terracotta, Ceramic

60s Italian Modern Aldo Londi Ashtray & Cigarette Holder by Bitossi Raymor
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi, Raymor
Located in Miami, FL
Wonderful combo of Ashtray and Cigarette Holder designed by Aldo Londi and produced by Bitossi for the retailer/importer Raymor.  The hand painted and decorated portion of the pieces...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic, Pottery

Aldo Londi Bitossi Ceramic Ashtray
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Aldo Londi Bitossi ceramic ashtray Italy, circa 1960’s. Manufactured by Bitossi. Organic composition and feel. Marked identification.
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1960s Italian Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic

Vintage Italian Bitossi Studio Pottery Ashtray
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in San Diego, CA
Ashtray produced in the 1960s by Bitossi, based on a design by Aldo Londi. This piece is a rare abstract fat lava glaze textured piece. A truly unique piece that will add style to yo...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic

Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blue Ceramic Set of Vase, Ashtray and Candleholder
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Barcelona, ES
A beautiful handmade Rimini blue glazed ceramic set of three pieces. Designed by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi, Italy, 1960s. The set is comprised by a round ashtray, a bott...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ashtrays

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Pottery, Terracotta, Ceramic

Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Large Square Ashtray
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Signed Large Rimini blue Mid-Century Modern ashtray. It has 3 cigar or cigarette holders and it is made in blue glazed terracotta ceramic, designed by Aldo Londi and manufactured by ...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ashtrays

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Pottery, Terracotta, Ceramic

Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Square Ashtray, Italy, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Small 'Rimini blu', blue glazed terracotta ceramic squared ashtray. Design by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi. Italy, 1950s-1960s. Handcrafted in Italy with hand carved geomet...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ashtrays

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Pottery, Terracotta, Ceramic

Aldo Londi for Bitossi Remini Blue Ceramic Ashtray Handcrafted in Italy
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Aldo Londi for Bitossi Remini Blue Ceramic Ashtray Handcrafted in Italy "Rimini Blu" enameled terra cotta turquoise blue ashtray by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Designed in a great glazed...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ashtrays

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Stoneware

Aldo Londi Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Square Ashtray, Italy, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Amazing blue glazed (Rimini Blu) ceramic ashtray design by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi. Handcrafted in Italy with hand carved geometric design and in a glazed vibrant turquoise and cobalt blue, Italy, 1950s-1960s. Marked Italy at the back. Measures: 15 cm W x 15 cm D x 3 cm H ( 5,90 in W x5,90 in D x 1,18 in H ) About Bitossi (Manufacturer) 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...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Terracotta

Aldo Londi Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Square Midcentury Ashtray, Italy, 1950s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful, decorative midcentury Rimini blue glazed ashtray. Designed by Aldo Londi, manufactured by Bitossi Ceramiche / Italy in the 1950s. Handcrafted with hand carved geometric ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic, Stoneware, Terracotta

Blue Ceramic Ashtray by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Handcrafted in Italy
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Blue Ceramic Ashtray by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Handcrafted in Italy "Rimini Blu" enameled terra cotta turquoise blue ashtray by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Handcrafted in Italy w...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ashtrays

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Stoneware

Aldo Londi Bitossi Very Large Round Rimini Blue Glazed Midcentury Ashtray, 1950s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Vienna, AT
A beautiful, decorative midcentury Rimini blue glazed ashtray. Very large, has a diameter of 9 1/2 inches, Designed by Aldo Londi, manufactured by Bitossi Ceramiche / Italy in the 19...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic, Stoneware, Terracotta

Midcentury Aldo Londi Blue Glazed "Rimini" Ceramic Ashtray, Bitossi Italy, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Roma, IT
Beautiful and large round midcentury ashtray in blue glazed ceramic (Rimini Blu). This amazing piece was designed by Aldo Londi and produced by Bitossi in Italy during 1960s. Thi...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

Materials

Pottery, Ceramic

Aldo Lodi and Flavia Montelupo Bitossi Rimini Blue Ashtray
By Bitossi
Located in Vienna, AT
Rimini blue glazed ashtray. Designed by Aldo Londi, manufactured in Italy by Bitossi Ceramiche in the 1950s. Handcrafted with hand carved geometric design in a glazed vibrant turquoi...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Blue Ceramic Ashtray Handcrafted in Italy by Aldo Londi 1950
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Vintage Blue Ceramic Ashtray Handcrafted in Italy by Aldo Londi 1950 Round "Rimini Blu" enameled terra cotta cigar ashtray by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Handcrafted in Italy with hand c...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ashtrays

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Stoneware

Bitossi for Raymor Chunky and Oversized Ashtray/ Cachepot
By Raymor, Bitossi
Located in East Hampton, NY
Wonderful rich blue base and grayish white top glazed ceramic ashtray. So many beautiful details to this large round bowl.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Bitossi Ashtray for Rosenthal Netter: Marocco
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Oak Harbor, OH
Manufacturer: Aldo Londi Importer: Rosenthal Netter Period or model: Mid-Century Modern. Specs: Pottery Condition: This Aldo Londi Bitossi Ashtray for Rosenthal Netter Mar...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

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Pottery

Bitossi for Berkeley House Ashtray, Brushed Gold, Signed
By Bitossi, Berkeley House
Located in New York, NY
Bitossi for Berkeley House ashtray, brushed gold, signed. Medium scale textured ashtray with one cigarette rest. The Bitossi factory mixed 24-karat gold to achieve the luster in their gold glazes. Retains original paper label on the underside which reads: "Handmade Berkeley House Italy...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

Materials

Ceramic

Italian Orange and Black Ceramic Smoking Set by Bitossi
By Bitossi
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A beautiful 1970s Italian orange with black squares design glazed ceramic smoking set by Bitossi. The lighter inset is polish chrome and the base is wood. Dimensions: Ashtray-7” wid...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ashtrays

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Chrome

Bitossi ashtrays for sale on 1stDibs.

Bitossi ashtrays 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 Bitossi ashtrays, although blue editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original ashtrays by Bitossi 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 ashtrays by Aldo Londi, Angelo Mangiarotti, and Seguso Vetri d'Arte. Prices for Bitossi ashtrays can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $304 and can go as high as $2,693, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $777.
Questions About Bitossi Ashtrays
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Bitossi's style has changed over the course of its more than 100-year history. However, the brand is most famous for its mid-century modern pieces made during the 1950s and ’60s. Bitossi ceramics also reflect the hallmarks of Scandinavian modern style. Explore a wide range of Bitossi pottery from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, not all Bitossi is signed. A small number bear no marks at all. Most have either a hand-applied signature or a stamp that says "Italy" or "Made in Italy." You'll find a collection of expertly vetted Bitossi decorative objects and lighting on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    No, Flavia and Bitossi are not exactly the same. The company Gruppo Colorobbia produces both Flavia and Bitossi pottery. Beginning in 1976, the Flavia collection featured more decorative art pieces than the Bitossi line. In 1994, Gruppo Colorobbia began calling everything Bitossi. However, you can find some select pottery that bears both the Flavia and Bitossi names. Explore a wide range of Bitossi pieces on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2024
    To identify a Bitossi, look for the maker's markings on the bottom and other inconspicuous areas. Beginning in the 1950s, Bitossi typically marked its pottery with a handwritten style number and the words "Made in Italy" or "Italy." After the 1970s, the Italian company started to imprint its name on its pieces. However, some Bitossi pottery is unmarked. As a result, you may want to consult a certified appraiser or a knowledgeable dealer for assistance with identification. On 1stDibs, explore a diverse assortment of Bitossi pottery.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 1, 2024
    The history of Bitossi pottery began in 1926, when Guido Bitossi founded his shop in Montelupo Fiorentino, near Florence, Italy. He descended from a long line of artisans, including painters, sculptors and potters. His son Londi became the creative director of Bitossi in 1946 and was responsible for introducing the colorful glazes that Bitossi has become famous for during his 50-year tenure. During the 1950s, Ettore Sottsass began to design unique pieces for Bitossi, and his geometric bowls and vases redefined the art form of pottery and set major trends during the mid-century period. After Londi Bitossi stepped down, a new generation of the family took over, with Guido's granddaughter Cinzia Bitossi serving as artistic director and his great-granddaughter Ginevra Bocin acting as CEO. On 1stDibs, shop a selection of Bitossi pottery.

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