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Richard Ginori

Italian, b. 1920

The striking elegance and craftsmanship associated with vintage Richard Ginori porcelain and ceramics are hallmarks of the distinguished Italian manufacturer's deep heritage. Over nearly 300 years, the company has established a legacy of enduring design — its exquisite handmade serving pieces, tea sets, tableware, vases and more are coveted all over the world.

Richard Ginori traces its long history back to the village of Doccia, Italy, where marchese Carlo Ginori opened the Doccia Porcelain Manufactory in 1735. The factory employed talented Viennese painters and modelers, and although it took time for Carlo to perfect his models and molds, the company eventually became known for its impeccable white porcelain, inspired by Ginori's love of white gold. By 1779, the factory’s refined porcelain decorated palaces and stately residences.

In 1896, the factory expanded and merged with the Società Ceramic Richard of Milan. The new company was named Richard Ginori, and the early 20th century marked a period of artistic revival for the manufacturer.

In 1923, the influential Italian architect, publisher and furniture designer Gio Ponti was appointed as the company's artistic director (a role he held until 1933). He was still a young man at the time, but the now-celebrated polymath was fearless in his efforts to innovate at Richard Ginori — he introduced a contemporary spirit at the manufacturer and integrated ancient Roman art and other neoclassical elements into his richly ornate designs for decorative objects and ceramic vessels. At the 1925 International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts in Paris — the design fair that brought the Art Deco style into the world — both Richard Ginori and its bold artistic director won a Grand Prix.

In the decades that followed, offerings at the storied porcelain manufacturer showed an adoption of the modern style that had taken shape in furniture design and decorative arts during the mid-20th century. In 1954, the company was renamed Ginori 1735, a reference to its inaugural year. Over time, Richard Ginori has partnered with numerous renowned designers such as Giovanni Gariboldi, Antonio Piva, Franco Albini and Aldo Rossi. In 2013, Gucci purchased the Ginori 1735 brand and factory.

On 1stDibs, find a collection of vintage Richard Ginori serveware and decorative objects.

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GIO PONTI - Richard Ginori - PITTORIA DI DOCCIA - 10 Piatti in porcellana - 1929
By Richard Ginori, Gio Ponti
Located in Milano, IT
GIO PONTI - Richard Ginori - Pittoria di Doccia . 10 piatti in porcellana del 1929. I piatti sono in perfetto stato, bellissimi anche per decorare una parete . Il prezzo si riferisce...
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1920s Italian Art Deco Vintage Richard Ginori

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Richard Ginori Porcelain Ashtray Gallia Palace Hotel Italy Collectible Dish
By Richard Ginori
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Richard Ginori Italy Porcelain Ashtray HC Cavour Gallia Palace Hotel Italy. Italian Hotel Collectible Vintage 5-Star Gallia Palace Hotel Italy Porcelain ...
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Late 20th Century Italian Art Deco Richard Ginori

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Floral Bathroom Set by Richard Ginori, Lavenite Series, Italy, 1950s
By Richard Ginori
Located in Chiavari, Liguria
This bathroom set includes a pedestal sink, a ceramic decorated toilet, and a bidet, complete with original period fixtures such as two soap holders and a matching lamp, all crafted ...
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1950s Italian Vintage Richard Ginori

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Midcentury ceramic vase by Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori, Italy 1947
By Richard Ginori, Gio Ponti
Located in Piacenza, Italy
San Cristoforo ceramic green vase by Gio Ponti and Giovanni Gariboldi manufactured by Richard Ginori. Rare color and manufacturing. Signed Richard Ginori on the bottom. Perfect vin...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Richard Ginori

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Midcentury ceramic vase by Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori, Italy 1940s
By Gio Ponti, Richard Ginori
Located in Piacenza, Italy
San Cristoforo ceramic green vase by Gio Ponti and Giovanni Gariboldi manufactured by Richard Ginori. Signed Richard Ginori on the bottom. Perfect vintage condition Italy 1940s It ...
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Richard Ginori

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Midcentury ceramic vase by Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori, Italy 1940s
By Richard Ginori, Gio Ponti
Located in Piacenza, Italy
San Cristoforo ceramic rare green vase by Gio Ponti and Giovanni Gariboldi manufactured by Richard Ginori. Signed Richard Ginori on the bottom. Perfect vintage condition Italy 1940s
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1940s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Richard Ginori

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Antique 1930s Italian Richard Ginori Nautical Sailboat Fisherman Vase 13"
By Richard Ginori
Located in Dayton, OH
Rare antique art deco circa 1931 white porcelain mantel urn or vase with gilded accents and a nautical maritime chinoiserie design showing a pair of figures fishing in an elaborate j...
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1930s Chinoiserie Vintage Richard Ginori

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Porcelain

"Bellerophon and Pegasus", Art Deco Tile by Ponti for Milan Triennial V in 1933
By Richard Ginori
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Produced to promote the Richard Ginori firm's exhibition at the Milan Triennial V exposition in 1933, this exceedingly rare glazed tile depicts Bellerophon taming the wild Pegasus. ...
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1930s Italian Art Deco Vintage Richard Ginori

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Ceramic

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Richard Ginori furniture 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 Richard Ginori furniture, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. We have 168 vintage editions of these items in-stock, while there is 14 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original furniture by Richard Ginori 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 furniture by Salviati, Lino Sabattini, and Marcello Fantoni. Prices for Richard Ginori furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $112 and can go as high as $18,900, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $1,482.

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