Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 4

Bitossi Sphere Vase by Aldo Londi

$600

About

Rimini blue, blue glazed ceramic spherical vase by Aldo Londi for Bitossi with hand-carved geometric designs and a vibrant turquoise and cobalt glaze. Made in Italy, circa 1960. Measures: Vase mouth 1" diameter.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $45 Standard Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 3-8 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Sag Harbor, NY
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About Bitossi (Maker)

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
4.8 / 5
Located in Sag Harbor, NY
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
1stDibs seller since 2009
160 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller
  • By Bitossi
    Located in Sag Harbor, NY
    Rimini blue, blue glazed ceramic candleholder (column or taper) by Aldo Londi for Bitossi with hand carved geome...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

    Materials

    Ceramic

  • By Rosenthal Netter
    Located in Sag Harbor, NY
    Italian ceramic vase with siena mottled glaze and hand-carved and etched unglazed band around center with geomet...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

    Materials

    Ceramic

  • Located in Sag Harbor, NY
    Created by using a traditional technique of clay slab to create the vase models in limited editions employing sl...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

    Materials

    Ceramic

  • Located in Sag Harbor, NY
    Studio pottery. Using a traditional technique of clay slab to fashion all the vases models slip cast and hand fi...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

    Materials

    Ceramic

  • Located in Sag Harbor, NY
    Created by using a traditional technique of clay slab to fashion all the vase models in limited edition, slip ca...
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary American Modern Ceramics

    Materials

    Ceramic

  • By Bitossi
    Located in Sag Harbor, NY
    Italian midcentury ceramic statue in the style of Bitossi of a Valkyrie with shield, spear and Helmut with beaut...
    Category

    Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Figurative Sculptures

    Materials

    Ceramic

You May Also Like

Tall Aldo Londi for Bitossi Patchwork Vase
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Garnerville, NY
Tall and elegant geometric patchwork decorated vase in black, gray, white and yellow glazes. Fully signed on bottom, B 105, Italy (Italy). Aldo Londi for Bitossi, circa 1950-1960. Go...
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Ceramic, Pottery

Aldo Londi Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Rectangular Vase
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Unusual Mid-Century Modern blue glazed ceramic (Rimini Blu) rectangular vase, Italy, 1950-1960s. Designed by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi. Handcrafted in Italy with hand c...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Terracotta, Ceramic, Pottery

Aldo Londi Large Ceramic/Pottery Vase for Bitossi Sold by Raymor
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very nice striped lines, Cambogia/ Cambodia line also an other great line like Thailand stripped colors by Aldo Londi. Made by Bitossi retailed by Rymor.
Category

Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Vases

Materials

Pottery, Ceramic

Midcentury Italian Aldo Londi for Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Vase
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Barcelona, ES
A beautiful handmade Rimini blue ceramic vase designed by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi. Italy, 1960s. Blue glazed ceramic with engraved patterns surrounding the central pa...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Pottery, Stoneware, Ceramic, Ceramic, Ceramic

Aldo Londi for Bitossi "Rimini Blu" Ceramic Vase on Wrought Iron Stand
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Chicago, IL
This unusual ceramic vase is attributed to Aldo Londi, from his "Rimini Blu" collection for Bitossi. The pottery is impressed with bands of geometric shapes and glazed in rich and vi...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics

Materials

Iron

1960s Italian Aldo Londi for Bitossi Rimini Blue Glazed Ceramic Conic Vase
By Aldo Londi, Bitossi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Unusual conic design handcrafted Rimini blue ceramic vase. Designed by Aldo Londi and manufactured by Bitossi. Italy, 1960s. Blue glazed ceramic with engraved patterns surrounding t...
Category

Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Pottery, Stoneware, Ceramic

Aldo Londi for Bitossi Circles & Rhombus Design Blue Ceramic Footed Vase, 1960s
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in Barcelona, ES
Rare design by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Rimini Blu ceramic footed vase with geometric motifs, Italy, 1960s This stunning glazed ceramic vase has a pattern with circles in dark blue w...
Category

Early 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic, Ceramic, Ceramic

Vetrata Series Vase by Aldo Londi Bitossi
By Bitossi, Aldo Londi
Located in South Charleston, WV
Flawless condition. Measures: 8" tall and 4" in diameter. Aldo Londi for the Vetrata Series produced late 1950s and early 1960s by Bitossi. This vase features a very tactile feel to ...
Category

Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vases

Materials

Ceramic

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery