Bitossi Ceramics

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.

Bitossi Aldo Londi Sun Head Italy, circa 1965
Bitossi Aldo Londi Sun Head Italy, circa 1965
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
An Aldo Londi designed Sun-Head for Bitossi with the Spanish design. Manganese reverse face with blue rays and base with incised decoration. Signed to the interior of the base. One s...
Bitossi Italy Raymor Ceramic Box Fritte Fused Glass Mosaic MCM Colors
Bitossi Italy Raymor Ceramic Box Fritte Fused G...
Bitossi, Raymor, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Boxes
Ceramic, Faience, Glass
Stunning 1960s Aldo Londi for Bitossi ceramic lidded box. Imported and distributed in the United States by Raymor of New York. Featuring a rectangular box with lid with off-white gla...
Square Ashtray in Blue Glazed Ceramic Rimini, Bitossi by Aldo Londi, Italy 1960s
Square Ashtray in Blue Glazed Ceramic Rimini, B...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays
Pottery, Ceramic
Beautiful blue glazed (Rimini Blu) round ceramic ashtray design by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi. Handcrafted in Italy with hand-carved geometric design and in a glazed vibr...
Bitossi Ceramic Brown Box
Bitossi Ceramic Brown Box
Bitossi
Vintage 1970s Italian Ceramics
Ceramic
Beautiful Italian ceramic box by Bitossi. Decorative design on lid. Great earth tone coloring. Good vintage condition.  
Bitossi Ceramic Box
Bitossi Ceramic Box
Bitossi
Vintage 1970s Italian Ceramics
Ceramic
Beautiful Italian ceramic box by Bitossi. Blueish purple coloring with orange and red stripes on lid. Good vintage condition.  
Huge Aldo Londi Raymor Lamp Base Bitossi Vase
Huge Aldo Londi Raymor Lamp Base Bitossi Vase
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Ceramics
Ceramic
Huge ceramic lamp base designed by Aldo Londi and produced by Bitossi for Raymor. This is the largest form (by far) in this series.
Vase Aldo Londi, Bitossi Ceramics, Rimini Blue, Italy, 1960s
Vase Aldo Londi, Bitossi Ceramics, Rimini Blue,...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Vase Rimini blue, blue glazed terracotta ceramic design by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi. Handcrafted in Italy with hand-carved geometric design and in a glazed vibrant turq...
Postmodern Geometric Ceramic Vessels for Bitossi
Postmodern Geometric Ceramic Vessels for Bitossi
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Post-Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Unusual pair of Italian yellow striped geometric ceramic vases/bowl forms in the manner of Ettore Sottsass produced by Bitossi for Raymor.
Bitossi Aldo Londi Fish Pattern Lamp Base Italy, circa 1968
Bitossi Aldo Londi Fish Pattern Lamp Base Italy...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
An Aldo Londi designed large rectangular lamp base with 5 medallions on the front blue panel, each decorated with an incised double fish motif under a crackled fritte glaze in a must...
Bitossi Aldo Londi Italy circa 1968 Rimini Blue Cat
Bitossi Aldo Londi Italy circa 1968 Rimini Blue...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
A whimsical Aldo Londi designed fat sitting cat in a 'Rimini Blu' pattern. In lovely condition.
Bitossi Aldo Londi Cylinder Vase Purple Motifs, Italy, circa 1970
Bitossi Aldo Londi Cylinder Vase Purple Motifs,...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
A large cylindrical vase with shaped top and the brown manganese body is decorated with purple acid resist circular motifs. Designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi.
Bitossi Aldo Londi Blue Cylinder Vase, Italy, circa 1968
Bitossi Aldo Londi Blue Cylinder Vase, Italy, c...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
An Aldo Londi designed "Rimini Blu' pattern large cylindrical vase from the late 1960s. Typical piece from the era with a very bright glossy glaze.
Bitossi Ceramic Vase Brushed Metallic Gold Plat...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Bitossi Ceramic Vase Brushed Metallic Gold Platinum, Italy, 1960s. Tall two color glazed cylindrical vase with finely textured surface and subtle abstract design. 12 inches high by 5...
Bitossi Ceramic Lidded Vase Moorish Stripes Cha...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic lidded vase Moorish stripes orange Chartreuse signed, Italy, 1960s. Rare large Aldo Londi Moorish stripes lidded vase with alternating chartreuse and orange glaze ove...
Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Glazed Ceram...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Ceramics
Gold, Brass, Ceramic
This stunning and well executed Italian Mid-Century Modern Aldo Londi for Bistossi glazed ceramic hinged box with brass rim is a real beauty. it is from the 1960s. It has textural an...
Aldo Londi for Bitossi Midcentury White and Blu...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Ceramic
A fine pair of handmade Italian Mid-Century Modern textured chamotte ceramic table lamps. Designed by Aldo Londi for the collection "Rimini Blu" in 1959 and manufactured by Bitossi C...
Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter Large Blue Ceramic...
Bitossi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Large ceramic bowl designed by Aldo Londi for famed Italian maker Bitossi and distributed in the United States by Rosenthal Netter, circa 1960s. Rimini blue glaze with abstract flora...
Bitossi Aldo Londi Designed Blue Ram Italy, cir...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
An Aldo Londi Rimini blue ram with paper labels to the underside, in excellent condition.
Bitossi Aldo Londi Bird in Brown and Orange, It...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
An Aldo Londi designed Gallina, [Hen] highly stylized and whimsical, this example in orange, manganese-brown and yellow glazes with impressed and sgraffito patterns. A rare and col...
Bitossi Aldo Londi Bird in green, Italy, circa ...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
An Aldo Londi designed Gallina, [Hen] highly stylised and whimsical, this example in Kelly Green with red glazes. A scarce and collectable piece.
Bitossi Aldo Londi Bird Grenn and Yellow, Italy...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
An Aldo Londi designed Gallina, [Hen] highly stylized and whimsical, this example in Kelly Green with yellow glazes. A scarce and collectable piece.
Collection of Three Raymor Ceramic Boxes
Bitossi, Raymor
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative 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. In...
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 ...
Square Vase by Dimore Studio
Bitossi, DIMORESTUDIO
2010s Italian Vases
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 Di...
Aldo Londi Ceramic Vase Bitossi Raymor Stripes ...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Ceramic
Aldo Londi Ceramic Vase Bitossi Raymor Stripes Blue Purple Signed, Italy 1950s. Tall Cambodia series cylinder vase by Aldo Londi executed in 1957-58 for Bitossi. Measures: 14 inches....
Bitossi Italian Ceramic Vase Stripes Chartreuse...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Bitossi Italian ceramic vase stripes signed, Italy, 1960s. Designed by Aldo Londi, Bitossi's artistic director from 1946 until the late 1990s. The pattern is the rare Moorish stripes...
Raymor Bitossi Ceramic Vases Gunmetal Gold Plat...
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 geometri...
Rosenthal Netter Bitossi Italian Ceramic Cylind...
Bitossi, Rosenthal Netter
20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vases
Ceramic
Bitossi Italian green blue cylinder vase - Brilliant color with gold accents - a Classic midcentury ceramic vase - alone a beautiful statement or add flowers to change things up! ...
Italian Aldo Londi "Rimini Blu" Bitossi Blue Ce...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Animal Sculptures
Pottery
A stylish vintage iconic Italian Bitossi 'Rimini Blu' decorated ceramic horse designed by Aldo Londi. The standing horse with saddle and reigns with hand moulded designs is decorated...
Unique Italian 1960s Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Wall Mirrors
Pottery, Terracotta, Mirror, Ceramic
Italian handcrafted blue terracotta glazed ceramic mirror with hand-carved geometric designs in a vibrant turquoise and cobalt blue colors. Rimini blue collection designed by Aldo Lo...
Bitossi Raymor Ceramic Vase Gold Brown, Signed,...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Bitossi Raymor Ceramic Vase Gold Brown, Signed, 1960s, Italy. Handsome vase with two tone glaze. The body of the vase is glaze with a textured dark brown with the shoulders and neck ...
Tall Blue Geometric Designed Ceramic Vase by Bi...
Bitossi
Vintage 1950s Italian Vases
Ceramic
A tall ceramic vase with a mottled glaze geometric design in blues and greys to the exterior and a sleek high gloss black glaze interior. By Bitossi. Italian, circa 1950.
Aldo Londi for Bitossi Rimini Blu Vase and Lidd...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
This ceramic vase and lidded jar were designed by Aldo Londi, art director for Bitossi ceramiche in Montelupo, Italy. Both pieces feature large stylized flowers and have been finishe...
Bitossi Aldo Londi Guan Yin Head Italy 1965 Blu...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
An Aldo Londi designed Guan Yin Head with a blue 'Cinese' [Chinese] glaze, in perfect condition and of a large size, a lovely contemplative piece for the collector or designer.
Bitossi Aldo Londi Designed Duck, Italy, 1965
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
An Aldo Londi designed duck with incised decoration and applied brass beak. It has the remnants of its original label, probably from Raymor [importer to the USA].
Aldo Londi Bitossi Ceramic Vase Chartreuse Sign...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic vase Chartreuse signed Italy, 1960s. Aldo Londi stepped form with impressed pattern. Signed on underside: 8683 Italy.
Bitossi Ceramic Vase Rosenthal Netter Chartreus...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Bitossi Ceramic Vase Rosenthal Netter Chartreuse Signed Italy 1960's. Most likely designed by Aldo Londi. Tall cylindrical glazed stoneware vase with tapered neck and two bands of im...
Bitossi Ceramics Bowl Vase Gray Gold Hobnails S...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Set of Bitossi ceramics bowl vase gray gold Hobnails signed Italy, 1960s. Vase is marked V321/15 Italy. Bowl is marked 95/290 C Italy. Vase measures: 6 inches H x 4.75 W and the bowl...
Italian Mid Century Modern Aldo Londi Bitossii ...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
This monumental and organic rare modern Mid-Century modern Aldo Londi for Bistossi Italian vase or vessel is both textural and organic. The earth toned bands are mixed with the back...
Vase Aldo Londi, Bitossi Ceramics, Rimini Blue,...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Vase Rimini blue, blue glazed terracotta ceramic design by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi. Handcrafted in Italy with hand-carved geometric design and in a glazed vibrant turq...
Aldo Londi, Bitossi Ceramics, Set of Eight Rimi...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
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 vib...
Bitossi Triangular Vase by Aldo Londi
Bitossi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Rimini blue, blue glazed ceramic triangular vase by Aldo Londi for Bistossi with hand-carved geometric designs and a vibrant turquoise and cobalt glaze. Made in Italy, circa 1960.
Bitossi Vase by Aldo Londi
Bitossi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Rimini blue, blue glazed ceramic vase by Aldo Londi for Bitossi with hand-carved geometric designs and a vibrant turquoise and cobalt glaze. Made in Italy, circa 1960. Measures: V...
Bitossi Candlestick by Aldo Londi
Bitossi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Rimini blue, blue glazed ceramic candleholder (column or taper) by Aldo Londi for Bitossi with hand carved geometric designs and a vibrant turquoise and cobalt glaze. Made in Italy, ...
Bitossi Sphere Vase by Aldo Londi
Bitossi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Rimini blue, blue glazed ceramic spherical vase by Aldo Londi for Bitossi with hand-carved geometric designs and a vibrant turquoise and cobalt glaze. Made in Italy, circa 1960. M...
Bitossi Aldo Londi Italy 'Mary' Wall Hanging, c...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
An Aldo Londi for Bitossi designed wall hanging of 'Mary' holding a flower.    
Bitossi Aldo Londi Italy Sailor Wall Hanging, c...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery
An Aldo Londi for Bitossi designed wall hanging of a sailor with a bird on his shoulder and an anchor and 'Mary' with a heart and arrow on his chest.  
1960s Aldo Londi for Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases
Pottery, Terracotta, Ceramic
A beautiful handmade Rimini blue ceramic round ball shaped vase designed by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi. Blue glazed ceramic with engraved patterns decorating the top and...
Aldo Londi Bitossi Rimini Blu Glazed Ceramic La...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays
Pottery, Terracotta, Ceramic
Beautiful blue glazed (Rimini Blu) round ceramic ashtray design by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi. Handcrafted in Italy with hand-carved geometric design and in a glazed vibr...
Large 1960s Bitossi by Aldo Londi Rimini Blue G...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Pottery, Terracotta, Ceramic
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 vib...
Small Blue Glazed Ceramic Circular Ashtray by A...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays
Pottery, Terracotta, Ceramic
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...
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
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 glowin...
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.
Bitossi Buddha Italy Aldo Londi, circa 1965 Chi...
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 gl...
Aldo Londi “Rimini Blu” Bowls Bitossi, 1960s
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s European Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Aldo Londi “Rimini Blu” bowls manufactured by Bitossi in the 1960s. Handmade ceramic bowls from Aldo Londi’s iconic “Rimini Blu” collection. Deep blue glazed ceramics with engraved p...
Bitossi Ceramic Vase Rimini Blue White Embossed...
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Bitossi ceramic vase Rimini blue white embossed, Italy, 1960s. Uncommon spherical form Italian ceramic vase with Rimini blue glaze shoulders and neck and an embossed bisque glazed bo...
Pair of Colorful Italian Ceramic Lamps by Aldo ...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal
Mid-Century Modern Art Pottery table lamps, made by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, circa 1950s. Rewired. Shades included in the price listed below.
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