Gio Ponti Ceramic Vase or Urn for Richard Ginori, Signed For Sale
Want more images?
Request additional images from the seller
1 of 6 images

Gio Ponti Ceramic Vase or Urn for Richard Ginori, Signed

About

This an amazing neoclassic ceramic vase shape by the well known designer Gio Ponti and made for the very well know maker Richard Ginori, This is a 1960s-1970s ceramic, signed as shown.

Details

  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Is in mint condition, just normal ware for age.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 7.5 in. x Dm 6 in.H 19.05 cm x Dm 15.24 cm
  • Diameter
    6 in. (15.24 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU808910700173
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

Delivery, Returns & Payment

  • Delivery
    Rates vary by destination and complexity

    Some items may require special handling and packaging. Request a shipping quote to see what options are available to your destination.

  • 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 Gio Ponti (Designer)

An architect, furniture and industrial designer and editor, Gio Ponti was arguably the most influential figure in 20th-century Italian Modernism. Ponti designed thousands of furnishings and products — from cabinets, lamps and chairs to ceramics and coffeemakers — and his buildings, including the brawny Pirelli Tower (1956) in his native Milan, and the castle-like Denver Art Museum (1971), were erected in 14 countries. Through Domus, the magazine he founded in 1928, Ponti brought attention to virtually every significant movement and creator in the spheres of modern art and design.

     The questing intelligence Ponti brought to Domus is reflected in his work: as protean as he was prolific, Ponti’s style can’t be pegged to a specific genre. In the 1920s, as artistic director for the Tuscan porcelain maker Richard Ginori, he fused old and new; his ceramic forms were modern, but decorated with motifs from Roman antiquity. In pre-war Italy, modernist design was encouraged, and after the conflict, Ponti — along with designers such as Carlo Mollino, Franco Albini, Marco Zanuso — found a receptive audience for their novel, idiosyncratic work. Ponti’s typical furniture forms from the period, such as the wedge-shaped “Distex” chair, are simple, gently angular, and colorful; equally elegant and functional. In the 1960s and ’70s, Ponti’s style evolved again as he explored biomorphic shapes, and embraced the expressive, experimental designs of Ettore Sottsass Jr., Joe Columbo and others.

     His signature furniture piece — the one by which he is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Germany’s Vitra Design Museum and elsewhere — is the sleek “Superleggera” chair, produced by Cassina starting in 1957. (The name translates as “superlightweight” — advertisements featured a model lifting it with one finger.) Ponti had a playful side, best shown in a collaboration he began in the late 1940s with the graphic artist Piero Fornasetti. Ponti furnishings were decorated with bright finishes and Fornasetti's whimsical lithographic transfer prints of things such as butterflies, birds or flowers; the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts possesses a 1950 secretary from their “Architetturra” series, which feature case pieces covered in images of building interiors and facades. The grandest project Ponti and Fornasetti undertook, however, lies on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean: the interiors of the luxury liner Andrea Doria, which sank in 1956.

     Widely praised retrospectives at the Queens Museum of Art in 2001 and at the Design Museum London in 2002 sparked a renewed interest in Ponti among modern design aficionados. (Marco Romanelli’s monograph written for the London show, offers a fine overview of Ponti’s work.) Today, a wide array of Ponti’s designs are snapped up by savvy collectors who want to give their homes a touch of Italian panache and effortless chic.

About the Seller

5 / 5
Vetted
1stdibs seller since 2005
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Associations:
20th Century Specialists
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs
More From This Seller
Gio Ponti Tile or Ceramic for Richard Ginori, Title "Il Pifferaio"
Gio Ponti Tile or Ceramic for Richard Ginori, T...
Gio Ponti, Richard Ginori
Vintage 1920s Italian Art Deco Ceramics
Ceramic
This is a very well-known 1920s ceramic tile designed by Gio Ponti, marked in the back in the mold, R G M, for Richard Ginori Milan. Also marked with the number 120/77 in black.
Paolo De Poli Enamel Vase for Gio Ponti, Signed
Paolo De Poli Enamel Vase for Gio Ponti, Signed
Gio Ponti, Paolo De Poli
Vintage 1950s Italian Modern Vases
Enamel
Master of the enamel Paolo De Poli made this pieces for Gio point in the 1950s.
Peter Shire Signed Ceramic, Terra Cotta, Vase
Peter Shire Signed Ceramic, Terra Cotta, Vase
Peter Shire
1990s American Post-Modern Ceramics
Ceramic, Terracotta
Nice Postmodern ceramic vase, by Peter Shire.
Carl Harry Stalhane, Ceramic for Rörstrand Bowl and Vase, Signed
Carl Harry Stalhane, Ceramic for Rörstrand Bowl...
Carl-Harry Stålhane
Vintage 1960s Swedish Modern Vases
Ceramic, Pottery
Two very nice ceramic pieces for the well known artist Carl-Harry Stalhane. Bowl 7.5 x 3.75. Vase is 6 high x 5 x 4.inches. Both signed.
You May Also Like
Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori porcelain plate

Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori porcelain plate

By Doccia Porcelain
$2,000 Sale Price
39% Off
Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori porcelain plate
Doccia Porcelain, Gio Ponti, Richard Ginori
Early 2000s Italian Art Deco Ceramics
Porcelain
Very rare re-edition of Richard Ginori plate designed by Gio Ponti for Manifattura Di Doccia. Part of "The migration of the sirens" collection, signed and illustrated pg. ...
Gio Ponti Four Original "Bacco" Ceramics for Richard Ginori
Gio Ponti Four Original "Bacco" Ceramics for Ri...
Gio Ponti, Richard Ginori
Vintage 1930s Italian Mid-Century Modern Paintings
Ceramic
Numbered ceramics from the series, "Bacco." Painted and signed by Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori. Titles of the ceramics: Il raccolto (The harvest) Il trasporto (The transport...
Art Deco Hand-Painted and Gilt Ceramic Bowl Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori, 1930s
Art Deco Hand-Painted and Gilt Ceramic Bowl Gio...
Gio Ponti, Richard Ginori
Vintage 1930s Italian Art Deco Centerpieces
Ceramic
A rare magnificent hand-painted bowl produced from Richard Ginori, Italy, in the 1930s. Gio Ponti's influence as artistic director from 1923 can clearly be seen here: his pure geome...
1930's Gio Ponti Tile "The Astronomer" for Richard Ginori
1930's Gio Ponti Tile "The Astronomer" for Rich...
Richard Ginori
Vintage 1930s American Art Deco Ceramics
Ceramic
Early Gio Ponti tile"The Astronomer" (2142 model, 718T pattern), a ceramic tile made by Richard-Ginori, circa 1930. Marked "Richard-Ginori St. Christoforo Milano 718T". 9.4 x 9.4...
Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori "Autunno" Footed Bowl
Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori "Autunno" Footed Bowl
Gio Ponti, Richard Ginori
20th Century Italian Centerpieces
Ceramic
A glazed porcelain modeled in white with two male figures holding the autumn harvest with dogs by Gio Ponti for Richard Ginori. Italian, Circa 1980's
Blue Urn Shaped Porcelain Vase by Richard Ginori
Blue Urn Shaped Porcelain Vase by Richard Ginori
Richard Ginori
Vintage 1950s Italian Porcelain
Porcelain
An elegant porcelain vase with a flared lip, a slender neck, a sensuously bulbous body, and a small foot; with a natural porcelain interior and a deep blue glaze exterior all in a hi...
Amazing Richard Ginori Biscuit Vase, circa 1980
Amazing Richard Ginori Biscuit Vase, circa 1980
Gio Ponti, Richard Ginori, Gianbattista Vannozzi
Late 20th Century Italian Art Deco Vases
Gold, Porcelain
This is a biscuit and pure gold vase designed by Giovan Battista Vannozzi in the style of Gio Ponti. It can also be used as a wine cooler.
Monumental Italian Ceramic Urn or Vase
Monumental Italian Ceramic Urn or Vase
20th Century Italian Vases
Ceramic
Beautiful Italian ceramic urn, very substantial in look and weight.

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries