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Marcello Fantoni Cylindrical Ceramic Bottle Lamp, circa 1960s


Marcello Fantoni cylindrical ceramic bottle lamp is glazed stoneware with patinaed brass made circa 1960s. This piece was acquired directly from the artist by the seller. Glazed signature to underside: [Fantoni Italy]. 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.


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  • Condition
    Excellent. Newly re-wired. Height to top of socket is 21.50".
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 28.25 in. x Dm 3.88 in.

    H 71.76 cm x Dm 9.86 cm

  • Diameter
    3.88 in. (9.86 cm)
  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Seller reference number
    Highland Park Item #MF001
  • Item location

    1stdibs Gallery at 200 LEX

    200 Lexington Avenue

    New York, NY 10016

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