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Bitossi Ceramics

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
Midcentury Bitossi Vase by Aldo Londi
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Midcentury pattern Vetrata vase by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Italy. Black, blue, orange, brown, grey and yellow on a brushed background.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Postmodern Rimini Blue "Sole" Ceramic Head by Aldo Londi, Sardinia, Italy
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
This is a Rimini blue hand-glazed ceramic head from the 1970s. Made in Italy. It was designed by Aldo Londi and produced by Flavia Montelupo, also known as Bitossi. Bitossi was fou...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Sculpture Gatto by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy, 1960
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Benalmadena, ES
The "Gatto" created by Aldo Londi for Bitossi is undoubtedly one of the most iconic and extremely desired pieces among the works of the great Italian ceramicist. This beautiful blue ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic, Terracotta

Midcentury Bitossi by Aldo Londi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Nice vase from Bitossi by Aldo Londi. The Rimini pattern executed in glossy dark green.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Red Vase by Dimorestudio
By Bitossi, DIMORESTUDIO
Located in Milan, IT
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 pi...
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2010s Italian Bitossi Ceramics

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Brass

Aldo Londi Terracotta Ceramic Rimini Blue Vase for Bitossi, Italy, 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Roma, IT
Stunning sphere-shaped terracotta ceramic Rimini blue vase for Bitossi. This magnificent set was designed by Aldo Londi in Italy during 1960s. This...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

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Terracotta, Ceramic

Mid-century Modern Bitossi Ceramic and Mosaic Bowl
By Bitossi
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
A Bitossi bowl, ceramic and mosaic glass, various colors. Small scale white glazed rectangular low bowl with mosaic glass. Signed on the bottom with numbers and Italy.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Ceramic Porcupine of Rimini Blu Collection by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in NEUVILLE-DE-POITOU, FR
Beautiful Blue Ceramic Porcupine of Rimini Blue collection, by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, around 1965. A superb piece of vintage Italian pottery, handmade in the middle of the last ce...
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Blue Ceramic Vase of Rimini Blu Collection by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in NEUVILLE-DE-POITOU, FR
Blue ceramic vase of Rimini Blu Collection from the middle of the last century by Aldo Londi for Bitossi.
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1960s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Postmodern Rimini Blue Ceramic Fish Money Box by Bitossi, Italy
By Bitossi
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Italy, 1970s. This is a Rimini blue lacquered ceramic money box by Bitossi, one of the most known Italian ceramic company that was founded ...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

"Figura Di Uccellino" Rimini Blu Series by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Blue Bird
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in NEUVILLE-DE-POITOU, FR
Blue ceramic bird on iron black basement engraved by hand and enamelled in bright blue and green colors with their characteristic patterns. Marked "Bitossi made in Italy" on the bo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Fish Plate by Aldo Londi
By Bitossi
Located in Milan, IT
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 multitud...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Postmodern Rimini Blue Ceramic Vase by A. Londi and F. Montelupo for Bitossi
By Flavia Montelupo, Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
This is a Rimini blue vase from the 1970s. Made in Italy. It was designed by Aldo Londi and produced by Flavia Montelupo, also known as Bitossi. Bitos...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blue Ceramic Vase
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Barcelona, ES
'Rimini blu' glazed ceramic vase designed by Aldo Londi for by Bitossi. Italy, 1960s. This eye-catching vase is made of blue glazed ceramic with engraved patterns surrounding the central part. Its gorgeous shades of blue and the geometric design of the patterns make this vase a highly decorative piece from the Mid-Century Modern period. Signed Italy at the base. To create a set: We have avaliable and listed at our 1stdibs marketplace more ceramic items from Bitossi and Aldo Londi. Measures: 18 cm H x 14.5 cm diameter (7,08 in H x 5,70 in diameter ) 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...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Terracotta

Vintage Rooster by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Ceramic, Ca 1960
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Ceramic rooster by Italian designer Aldo Londi produced by Bitossi in the 1960s. Aldo Londi has worked on a large panel of ceramic animals, of which the rooster is among the rarest. ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Italian Porcelain Flamingo Statue, 1950s, Bitossi, Italy 'Signed'
By Bitossi
Located in Firenze, FI
Large glazed ceramic statue Depicting two Flamingo birds High-quality hand-crafted and painted with gold accents all along Early 1950s production. Highly desirable Manufacture: ...
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1950s Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Terracotta, Ceramic, Porcelain

Italian Ceramic Vase by Bitossi
By Bitossi
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Italian Mid-Century Modern Glaze ceramic red vase by Bitossi 1960s. Stamp on the bottom made in Italy, original ceramic in typical Bitossi red colour.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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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 Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Art Glass

Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blue Ceramic Vase, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Barcelona, ES
'Rimini blu' glazed ceramic vase designed by Aldo Londi for by Bitossi. Italy, 1960s. This eye-catching vase is made of blue glazed ceramic with engraved patterns surrounding the central part. Its gorgeous shades of blue and the geometric design of the patterns make this vase a highly decorative piece from the Mid-Century Modern period. To create a set. Measures: 15,5 cm H x 9 cm diameter 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...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Pottery, Terracotta, Ceramic

Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blue Ceramic Vase on Sterling Silver Base, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Barcelona, ES
'Rimini blu' glazed ceramic vase on sterling silver pedestal. Designed by Aldo Londi for by Bitossi. Italy, 1960s. This eye-catching vase is made of blue glazed ceramic with engraved patterns surrounding the central part. Its gorgeous shades of blue and the geometric design of the patterns make this vase a highly decorative piece from the Mid-Century Modern period. Rare find due to the sterling silver base. Measures: 20,5 cm height x 16 cm diameter // 8,07 in height x 6,29 in diameter 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...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

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Sterling Silver

Mid-Century Aldo Londi Bitossi Italian Art Pottery Lion Figurine Sculpture Italy
By Bitossi
Located in San Diego, CA
Wonderful Aldo Bitossi Italian art pottery lion figurine sculpture and dates from the 1960's. Marked on the bottom "Made in Italy". Color is great and the figurine is in excellent co...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Bitossi Ceramics

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Pottery

Bitossi, Aldo Londi, Mid Century Ceramic Vase, Signed, Italy, Circa 1950's
By Bitossi
Located in Chatham, ON
Bitossi (Manufacturer) - Aldo Londi (Designer) - rare mid century studio pottery vase - hand made - featuring a color block palette of mustard and brown glazes with a white glazed in...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

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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 Ceramics

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Ceramic

Bitossi, Twin Handled Gold Crackle Glazed Ceramic Bowl, Italy, circa 1950's
By Bitossi
Located in Chatham, ON
Bitossi- Rare mid century studio ceramic twin handled bowl - striking gold crackle glaze to the interior reveals multi colored glazes beneath - thick glossy black glaze to the handle...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

1980s Postmodern White Ceramic Pitcher by Marco Zanini for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Marco Zanini
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Stunning postmodern ceramic pitcher from the Hollywood collection designed by Marco Zanini for Flavia Montelupo/Bitossi. The white body, rounded pink handle...
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Late 20th Century Post-Modern Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Postmodern Green Lacquered Ceramic Vase by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Italy, 1970s. It was designed by Aldo Londi and produced for Bitossi. Bitossi was founded in 1921 in Montelupo, a city near Florence, and it is one of the most known Italia...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Aldo Londi Bitossi Rimini Blue Castle Lamp
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Lovely large Bitossi Ceramic lamp designed by Aldo Londi in Rimini Blue. Unusual castle trellis top. The lamp has been rewired and functions well. The shade can be included but has s...
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1960s Italian Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Conic Vase, 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Handcrafted Rimini blue ceramic vase. Designed by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi. Italy, 1960s. Blue glazed ceramic with engraved patterns surrounding the central part. Its ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Pottery, Stoneware, Ceramic

Aldo Londi, Ceramic/Pottery Vase by Bitossi, Geometric/Mondrian Pattern
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Nice and elegant ceramic vase by Aldo Londi and made by Bitossi.
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1950s Italian Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Bitossi Ceramic Bird Sculpture for Raymor, circa 1960
By Bitossi, Raymor
Located in Costa Mesa, CA
Bitossi Ceramic Bird Sculpture for Raymor, circa 1960.
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Montelupo and Londi Mid-Century Blue Ceramic Italian Vase for Bitossi, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing mid-century blue glazed terracotta ceramic blue vase. This fantastic item was designed by Flavia Montelupo and Aldo Londi for Bitossi in Italy, Rimini, during the late 1950s ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Bitossi Stambecchi by Aldo Londi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Nice vase from Bitossi by Aldo Londi. The pattern is Stambecchi or Caprone (goat), designed by Aldo Londi. A sgraffito and glazed pattern of goats in grey, brown and orange on a brus...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Bitossi Arabesque Vase Ceramic by Aldo Londi Italy 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Lucca, IT
Arabesque vase ceramic by Aldo Londi from Bitossi Italy 1960s. Itis superbe ceramic piece of the italian Style. I am available .
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blu Ceramic Vase, Italy, 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Rare design by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Rimini Blue ceramic footed vase with geometric motifs, Italy, 1960s This stunning glazed ceramic vase has a pattern with circles in dark blue with rhombus inside in shades of green / turquoise color accented by decorative flowers. Excellent vintage condition. This piece is perfect as a gift idea and it could placed alone or with other 'Rimini Blu'Bitossi pieces creating a set. Display it in a cabinet or on a console table, with flowers or just as a cool decorative vase. Measures: 22 cm height x 18 cm diameter (8,66 in height X 7,08 in diameter ) More Bitossi Aldo Londi pieces are avaliable at our 1stdibs marketplace. 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...
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Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Large Italian Olive Green Ceramic Umbrella Stand/Vase by Bitossi, Signed
By Bitossi
Located in Asheville, NC
Unique large ceramic vase or umbrella stand by Bitossi. In excellent condition. Signed Italy on the bottom.
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Huge Handmade Ceramic Horse by Bitossi, Italy, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Large ceramic horse by Aldo Londi for Italian manufacturer Bitossi. The horse is in very good vintage condition. The color is very bright and e...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Montelupo and Londi Midcentury Blue Ceramic Italian Vase for Bitossi, 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury blue glazed terracotta ceramic blue vase. This fantastic item was designed by Flavia Montelupo and Aldo Londi for Bitossi in Italy, Rimini, during the late 1950s o...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Rectangular Ashtray Bowl
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
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 Ceramics

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Pottery, Terracotta, Ceramic

Ring Vase by Aldo Londi
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Milan, IT
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...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Bitossi Stambecchi by Aldo Londi
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Nice vase from Bitossi by Aldo Londi. The pattern is Stambecchi or Caprone (goat), designed by Aldo Londi. A sgraffito and glazed pattern of goats in grey, brown and orange on a brus...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mid-Century Bitossi Stambecchi by Aldo Londi
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Nice vase from Bitossi by Aldo Londi. The pattern is Stambecchi or Caprone (goat), designed by Aldo Londi. A sgraffito and glazed pattern of goats in grey, brown and orange on a brus...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Mid Century Italian Yellow Green Orange Ceramic Vase by Bitossi, 1950s
By Bitossi
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Vase by Bitossi Italy 1950s in typical midcentury colors.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Ceramic Pitcher by Bitossi
By Bitossi
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
A fun 1960's ceramic pitcher by Bitossi, Italy. Yellow/orange, green and brown glaze with louvered edges add to the design character.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Montelupo and Londi Midcentury Blue Ceramic Italian Vase for Bitossi, 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury blue glazed terracotta ceramic vase. This fantastic item was designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi in Rimini, Italy, during the late 1950s or early 1960s. This mag...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Ceramic Vase by Aldo Londi Bitossi, Orange with Gold Decoration, C 1960, Italy
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Ceramic vase by Aldo Londi Bitossi, Italy, circa 1960. Cylinder vase with orange glaze and organic style decorations in gold color. Signature at the bottom, 79/3.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Mid-Century Bitossi Vase by Aldo Londi
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Waddinxveen, ZH
Mid-century pattern Vetrata vase by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Italy. Black, blue, orange and yellow on a brushed background.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Aldo Londi Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Square Ashtray, Italy, 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
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...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery, Terracotta

Bitossi Aldo Londi Very Large Ceramic Round Ashtray, Rimini Blu
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
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 Ceramics

Materials

Pottery, Terracotta, Ceramic

Ceramic Vase by Aldo Londi Bitossi, C 1960, Orange/Gold Trim, Midcentury, Italy
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Ceramic vase by Aldo Londi Bitossi, Italy, C 1960, signed. Cylinder vase glazed in orange with gold details. Signed on the bottom, 79/2, Italy.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Ceramic Box by Aldo Londi Bitossi, Italy, C 1960, Orange with Gold Decoration
By Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Decorative ceramic box by Aldo Londi Bitossi, Italy, circa 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 Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Italian Sculpture Bird Bitossi Design 1960 Black and Blu Ceramic
By Bitossi
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Italian sculpture bird Bitossi Design 1960 black and blu ceramic.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Bitossi Arabesque Ceramic Vase by Aldo Londi, Italy, 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Lucca, IT
Arabesque Green Ceramic Vase by Aldo Londi from Bitossi Italy 1960s. The Original Ceramic Vase mid-century modern,Italian Work by Bitossi . The Vase has impact very nice and very d...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Vintage Italian Bitossi Studio Pottery Ashtray
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
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 Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Bitossi Arabesque Ceramic Vase by Aldo Londi, Italy, 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Lucca, IT
Ceramic vase Arabesque by Aldo Londi from Bitossi, Italy, 1960s.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

1960s Mid-Century Modern Aldo Londi for Bitossi Blue Rimini Pitcher
By Bitossi
Located in Cordova, SC
Awesome classic blue Rimini Bitossi pitcher. Marked Italy. This pitcher is in excellent condition.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Italian Space Age White Vase in Glazed Ceramic by Bitossi 1970s
By Bitossi
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
Stunning large Bitossi white vase with drops 1970s A little ware on some of the drops.
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1970s Italian Space Age Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic

Aldo Londi for Bitossi Green Glazed Textural Hallmarked Ceramic Italian Vintage
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in North Miami, FL
This unusual and rare vintage Italian Aldo Londi for Bitossi ceramic is of a woman. We have called it the lady in the car or house. The glazed green has incised textural raised desig...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Bitossi Arabesque Ceramic Vase Italy 1960s by Aldo Londi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Lucca, IT
Arabesque ceramic vase by Aldo Londi from Bitossi Italy 1960s. The Italian Design of Mid-Century Modern , the famouse design Aldo Londi worgling for Bitossi Made Ceramic of MonteLupo located in Tuscany . The iconic Vase...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Bitossi ceramics for sale on 1stDibs.

Bitossi ceramics 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 ceramics, although blue editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original ceramics 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 ceramics by Aldo Londi, Alvino Bagni, and Marcello Fantoni. Prices for Bitossi ceramics can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at £96 and can go as high as £4,006, while a piece like these, on average, fetch £790.
Questions About Bitossi Ceramics
  • 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.

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