Bitossi Patchwork Glazed Stoneware Bowl For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 10 images

Bitossi Patchwork Glazed Stoneware Bowl

About

A decorative bowl with straight-slanted sides from Italian ceramicist Bitossi. Attributed to Aldo Londi, this patchwork design from the 1960s employs thin washes of hand-painted glaze to a textured stoneware surface, creating a patchwork effect of white, pink, mauve, and deep ultramarine. The glaze distributes unevenly across the irregular surface for a wabi-sabi effect. Signed “Italy” with model number. Condition: Excellent vintage condition; professionally cleaned and polished. Dimensions: 10” diameter x 2.75” height.

Details

  • Condition
    Good
  • Dimensions
    H 2.75 in. x Dm 10 in.H 6.99 cm x Dm 25.4 cm
  • Diameter
    10 in. (25.4 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU1645214347752
Buyer Protection Guaranteed
Our Promise To You: If you're not happy with the way an item arrived, we'll work with you and the seller to reach an optimal resolution. Read more

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Shipping
    Rates vary by destination and complexity
    Shipping methods are determined by item size, type, fragility and specific characteristics.
    Shipping costs are calculated based on carrier rates, delivery distance and packing complexity.
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

    View details
  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

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 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.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2015
Located in Los Angeles, CA
More From This Seller
Wide Stoneware Bowl
Wide Stoneware Bowl
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Stoneware
A low, wide studio pottery serving bowl in earthtone-glazed stoneware. A contrasting swirl of bright white glaze at the bottom of the dish is a focal point of the design. Signed “Ber...
Red Glazed Studio Pottery Bowl
Red Glazed Studio Pottery Bowl
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
A tomato red studio pottery bowl from California with an irregular shape, ribbed texture, and a slightly iridescent glaze. Signed on bottom of bowl “1968 Oakland Rev. Y Tsugiyama.” ...
Small “Rimini Blu” Bowl or Vase by Aldo Londi for Bitossi
Small “Rimini Blu” Bowl or Vase by Aldo Londi f...
Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Pottery
Ceramic
A small, deep bowl from the iconic “Rimini Blu” collection by Aldo Londi for Bitossi with its customary hand-incised geometry and variegated blue-and-green glaze. Signed with hand-pa...
Vivika and Otto Heino Studio Pottery Bowl

Vivika and Otto Heino Studio Pottery Bowl

By Otto and Vivika Heino
$1,500
Vivika and Otto Heino Studio Pottery Bowl
Otto and Vivika Heino
Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Stoneware
A large stoneware bowl by California-based modern ceramicists Vivika and Otto Heino is wheel-thrown with an irregular brown glaze and appliquéd decoration in a deep, royal blue. The ...
You May Also Like
Platinum Bitossi Bowl
Platinum Bitossi Bowl
Bitossi, Raymor
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls
Ceramic
Incised ceramic bowl with platinum metallic finish. By Bitossi for Raymor.
Bitossi for Rosenthal Netter Large Blue Ceramic Bowl
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 Safety Pin Ceramic Bowl Tan Gold Signed

Bitossi Safety Pin Ceramic Bowl Tan Gold Signed

By Bitossi
$1,500 Sale Price
40% Off
Bitossi Safety Pin Ceramic Bowl Tan Gold Signed
Bitossi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Decorative Bowls
Ceramic
Bitossi Safety Pin Ceramic Bowl Tan Gold Signed. Large centerpiece bowl decorated with gold safety pin pattern. Signed 95/31T Italy on underside of the bowl. In good condition with a...
Toshiko Takaezu Glazed Stoneware American Abstract Modernist Bowl
Toshiko Takaezu Glazed Stoneware American Abstr...
Toshiko Takaezu
Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Decorative stoneware bowl with abstract design, created by Toshiko Takaezu of Honolulu, Hawaii. Bowl measures 8.5" in diameter by 2" high and is signed with artist's mark of TT benea...
Bitossi Italy for Raymor Ceramic Ashtray Bowl Fritte Fused Glass Colorful Mosaic
Bitossi Italy for Raymor Ceramic Ashtray Bowl F...
Bitossi, Raymor, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays
Ceramic, Faience, Glass
Great looking 1960s Aldo Londi for Bitossi ceramic bowl or ashtray. Imported and distributed in the United States by Raymor of New York. Featuring an oversized scale rounded bowl or ...
Bitossi Italy Raymor Ceramic Bowl Ashtray Fritte Fused Glass Mosaic MCM Colors
Bitossi Italy Raymor Ceramic Bowl Ashtray Fritt...
Bitossi, Raymor, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays
Ceramic, Faience, Glass
Lovely 1960s Aldo Londi for Bitossi ceramic bowl or ashtray. Imported and distributed in the United States by Raymor of New York. Featuring a triangle-scale low bowl or tray or cigar...
Bitossi Italy Raymor Ceramic Ashtray Bowl Fritte Fused Glass Mosaic MCM Colors
Bitossi Italy Raymor Ceramic Ashtray Bowl Fritt...
Bitossi, Raymor, Aldo Londi
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ashtrays
Ceramic, Faience, Glass
Stunning 1960s Aldo Londi for Bitossi ceramic bowl or ashtray. Imported and distributed in the United States by Raymor of New York. Featuring a large-scale low bowl or tray or cigar ...
Helle Alpass Bowl of Glazed Stoneware, 1960s-1970s
Helle Alpass Bowl of Glazed Stoneware, 1960s-1970s
Vintage 1960s Danish Scandinavian Modern Decorative Bowls
Helle Alpass (1932-2000). Bowl of glazed stoneware in beautiful green and turquoise glaze. 1960s-1970s. Stamped. Measures: 22.5 x 8 cm In very good condition. Helle Allpass was a...

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries