Marcello Fantoni Small Ceramic Vases, circa 1960s - 1970s

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Marcello Fantoni small ceramic vases are being offered as a collection, but can purchased separately. Shown from left to right are Studio Vase - (1960s) (3.25"DIA base" x 6.25"H / 1.75"DIA at top) - $450, Studio Vase - (1960s) (2.75"DIA base" x 3"H / 3"DIA at top) - $450, Studio Vase - (1960s) (2.50"DIA base" x 5.25"H / 1.75"DIA at top) - $450, Studio Vase with Diamond Pattern - (1970s) (2"DIA base x 8"H / 5"DIA at widest) - $850 and Studio Bottle Vase - (1960s) (2.75"DIA base" x 6.75"H / 1"DIA at top) - $450. All have glazed signature to underside: [Fantoni]. These pieces were acquired directly from the artist by the seller, who was a personal friend of Marcello Fantoni.

Artist's Bio: Born in Florence, Marcello Fantoni registered at the Institute of Art at Porta Romana in 1927 to attend the course The Art of Ceramics. He graduated in 1934 as a 'maestro' of art, and began working as a ceramist. In 1936 he established the Fantoni Ceramic studio. Its production of serial and unique pieces had remarkable success at the Florentine Arts and Crafts Exhibit in 1937. Between 1950 and 1970, the success of his work continued to increase, his unique pieces of sculpture and vascular formations, characterized by a design in step with the contemporary artistic currents, like archaic stylization inspired by Etruscan models, rendered modern because of their modern handling of materials, glazes and colors. His works can be seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Art of Boston, the Currier Gallery, the Syracuse Museum. In Britain they are in the Victoria and Albert Museum of London, the City Art Gallery of Manchester, at Royal Scottish Museum of Edinburg. In Japan they are present at the Museum of Modern Art of Tokyo and Kyoto. In Italy they are represented at the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza, the National Bargello Museum and at the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe of the Uffizi. In his long and versatile career, Fantoni has completed works for churches, public and private buildings, schools, cinemas, theaters and ships cementing himself in both figurative and abstract ceramics and various metals. In 1970 he founded the International School of Ceramic Arts at his laboratory in via Bolognese in Florence where he continued to work and teach until his death in 2011.

Details

  • Period
    20th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Glazed   Ceramic
  • Condition
    Excellent. Studio Vase with diamond pattern has one rough spot at the top..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    8 in. H
    20 cm H
  • Diameter
    2
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Number of Items
    5
  • Reference Number
    f86331605124684853fs
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