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Bitossi Ceramics

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
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

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Bitossi Kwan Yin, Ceramic, Blue Buddha Bust
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in New York, NY
Aldo Londi Bitossi Kwan Yin, Ceramic, Buddha Bust, Blue. Beautiful and calming female Buddha glazed in a vibrant dark reflex blue. According to one legend, Kwan Yin was an Indian Pri...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

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 cen...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic, Pottery, Terracotta

Signed Montelupo for Bitossi Sausage Dog in Blue "Rimini" Ceramic, Italy 1960s
By Bitossi, Flavia Montelupo
Located in Roma, IT
Gorgeous wiener dog sculpture from the "Rimini Blu" collection by Flavia Montelupo for Bitossi. This lovely and rare sculpture was designed by Flavia Montelupo and produced by Bitoss...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic, Pottery

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 Ceramics

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Ceramic, Pottery

Aldo Londi Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Large Square Ashtray
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
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 Ceramics

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Ceramic, Pottery, Terracotta

Giant blue ceramic ashtray by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Benalmadena, ES
Large glazed blue ceramic ashtray with the beautiful patterns of the best designs by Aldo Londi for Bitossi from the mid-century. The size is the largest seen to date for this model ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Mid century ceramic lighter by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in View Park, CA
A mid century modern ceramic lighter by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy 1960s. Tones of espresso, marigold, and mandarin. Working condition unchecked; I ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

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Metal

Mid-Century Modern Handmade Fish Motif Ceramic Vase by Londi for Bitossi, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Nürnberg, Bayern
Mid-Century Modern Handmade Fish Motif Ceramic Vase by Londi for Bitossi, 1960s The color is very bright and extremely well preserved. Very clean.  
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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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

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Ceramic

Postmodern Brown Enameled Earthenware Vase by Bitossi
By Bitossi
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
Made in Italy, 1970s. This is a brown enameled earthenware vase with a linear pattern of different colors. It is a vintage item, therefore it might show slight traces of use, but it...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Earthenware

Ceramic Owl by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy, 1960's
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Ceramic owl by Aldo Londi as part of the Blue Rimini collection for Bitossi, Italy, 1960's. Blue and turquoise glazed ceramic with carved geometric design.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Bitossi Sahara Aldo Londi Cer Paoli Glazed Ceramic Vases, Italy, 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bruno Paoli, Bitossi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Set of two Bitossi Aldo Londi for Cer Paoli Sahara range ceramic vases. Italy, 1960s. Ceramiche Paoli "Cer Paoli" was created at the end of the Second World ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic, Pottery, Terracotta

Vintage Italian Earthenware Sugar Bowl with Lid by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
By Bitossi
Located in London, GB
Mid-Century Italian earthenware bowl with lid by Aldo Londi for Bitossi (circa 1950s). An early and rare example of Bitossi by Londi, it presents a rough-textured, mottled, yellowish...
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1950s Italian Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Rimini Blue Ceramic Sculpture by Aldo Londi for Bitossi 1950s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Byron Bay, NSW
A wonderful piece made by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. A sweet little dachshund in the iconic colours of Rimini Blu. Aldo Londi (1911–2003) was an Italian designer who is best known for...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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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

Set of Two Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramics Pieces, Italy
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Helsinki, FI
A beautiful set of two blue Bitossi pieces. A bowl of 22cm diameter and 5.5cm high and a candleholder with a diameter or 10cm and 4 high. Both pieces are in beautiful condition.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

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 and blue 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 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 i...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Bitossi By Aldo Londi Italian Vintage Glazed Ceramic Vase
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Prato, Tuscany
We kindly suggest that you read the whole description, as with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Iconi...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Vintage Hallmarked Bitossi Incised Off White Ceramic Textural Vase Italian
By Bitossi
Located in North Miami, FL
This vintage off white incised textural hallmarked vase or vessel is signed on the bottom Flavia Montelupo Italy and was the sister company of Bitossi all under the parent corporatio...
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Ceramic FISH VASE Rimini Blue Design by Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Kirchlengern, DE
Article: Ceramic vases fish abstract fish ilustration in rimini blue Design: Aldo Londi Producer: Bitossi, Italy Decade: 1960s Material: Ceramic   This original vin...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Italian Ceramic Bowl Ca' 1960's
By Bitossi
Located in St.Petersburg, FL
Super mod 1960's, Italian ceramic bowl. Made by SICA-in Vicenza, Italy. Great colors-very thick and heavy. Unusual line decoration.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Terracotta Ceramic Rimini Blue Vase for Bitossi, Italy, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
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

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

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Ceramic

Alvino Bagni for Bitossi Black Ceramic Bowl and Vase with Gold Studs Vintage
By Bitossi, Alvino Bagni
Located in North Miami, FL
Alvino Bagni for Bitossi designed this pair of outstanding rare vintage black Italian ceramics in the 60's for Good Friends which was an American importer and often commissioned Bito...
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1960s Italian Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Gold

Aldo Londi Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic XL Vase, Italy, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Barcelona, ES
A giant sized handmade Rimini blue ceramic vase designed by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi. Italy, 1960s. Blue glazed ceramic with engraved patterns adorning the top of the ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bitossi Ceramics

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Pottery, Terracotta, Ceramic

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

Midcentury Bitossi Vase by Aldo Londi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
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

Vintage Rare Hallmarked Bitossi Iridescent Incised Ceramic Vessel
By Bitossi
Located in North Miami, FL
This stunning and rare Italian vintage hallmarked Bitossi glazed ceramic vessel is iridescent and resembling luster ware. This is from the 60's. It ha...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Raymor Bitossi Vintage Textured Ceramic Bowl Red, Brown, Black, Purple Italian
By Bitossi, Raymor
Located in North Miami, FL
This lovely vintage Italian ceramic textural colorful patchwork bowl is signed Raymor and was designed by Bitossi. This is from the 1960s. The hallmarks on the bottom read R450-SA Ra...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

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

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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

Postmodern Rimini Blue Ceramic Vase by A. Londi and F. Montelupo for Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi, Flavia Montelupo
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

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Ceramic

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

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Pottery, Terracotta, 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

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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

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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

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Ceramic

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

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Pottery, Terracotta, Ceramic

Large Green and Red Centrepiece by Ettore Sottsass
By Bitossi, Ettore Sottsass
Located in Milan, IT
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 ...
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2010s Italian Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Aldo Londi Ceramic, Pottery Ashtray for Bitossi, Geometric, Mondrian, Pattern
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
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

Aldo Londi, Ceramic/Pottery Vase by Bitossi, Geometric/Mondrian Pattern
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
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

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Ceramic

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

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 Aldo Londi purple ram Italy, circa 1968
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Pymble, NSW
A small Aldo Londi designed ram for Bitossi with a frothy purple glaze over a manganese brown gloss body. Unmarked.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Pottery

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

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Ceramic, Art Glass

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

Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blue Ceramic Vase on Sterling Silver Base, 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
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

Montelupo and Londi Mid-Century Blue Ceramic Italian Vase for Bitossi, 1960s
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
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 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

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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 Italian ...
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1970s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Ceramic

Bitossi Aldo Londi Rimini Blu Ceramic Vase, Italy, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
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

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Ceramic

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

Bitossi Aldo Londi Yellow Spagnoli Candleholder, Italy, circa 1965
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Pymble, NSW
An Aldo Londi designed candleholder with a yellow version of the Spagnoli [Spanish] pattern.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Bitossi Ceramics

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Pottery

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

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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

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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

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Ceramic

Montelupo and Londi Midcentury Blue Ceramic Italian Vase for Bitossi, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
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

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 brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 84 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 10 modern edition to choose from as well. 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 Fratelli Brambilla. Prices for Bitossi ceramics can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $225 and can go as high as $8,010, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $950.
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.
  • 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 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 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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