RARE and Very LARGE & HEAVY Stylized BULL, Blue Green Color with a Deeply Impressed Floral Pattern, Signed to the base, Head Up and Powerful Stance. Signed: B-134P Italy, h: 9" x w: 5.25" x l: 10.25", 3 lbs. 10.2 oz. EXCELLENT CONDITION. NO CHIPS. NO CRACKS. NO SCRATCHES.
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.”
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