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Alvino Bagni for Bitossi Large Italian Modern Sgrafitto Ceramic Vase, 1960s

$450

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A 1960s import from Italy, this tall Bitossi vase was designed by Alvino Bagni and has a shouldered form with a fine craquelure creamy glaze on the bottom topped with a textural impressed conical head and mouth in matte glaze in green and mustard shades. Probably imported by Raymor, this mid-century mod vase is marked on the bottom 5404B and Italy. Measurements: 14 inches high x 6 inches in diameter at the shoulder.

Details

  • Creator
    Bitossi (Maker),Alvino Bagni (Designer)
  • Attributed to
    Raymor (Retailer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 14 in. (35.56 cm)Diameter: 6 in. (15.24 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960s
  • Condition
    Very Good Condition. No issues.
  • Seller Location
    Miami, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU830123367562

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  • Shipping
    Ships From: Miami, FL
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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About the Maker

Bitossi

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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