For sale here is a BIG vintage 1950s handmade copper enamel modernist design tray by the world-renowned copper enamel art collective, the Studio del Campo of Turin, Italy. This tray is one of their earlier pieces and is signed with their early studio mark, the mark used by the collective to signify works done in common by the group of four artists. A lovely design of irregular stripes in silver white and brown with occasional very small spots in a darker color. Similar in esthetic to some of the art glass I've seen by Venini in Murano at the same time. Here's a short history of the Studio del Campo of Turin, Italy...
‘Studio Del Campo di Torino’ (1956-1998), a common name by which the artisan-artists Virgilio Bari, Lidya Lanfranconi, Bianca Tuninetto and Euclide Chiambretti (2012) sign their works. They collaborated with Sestante gallery in Milan. Their works were characterized by the extreme precision of the finish and the use of silver leaf under glazes, as well as the search for new designs and new shapes. Always able to design their own works, they agreed to work only for prestigious designers such as Gio Ponti and the architects Toni Cordero and Ettore Sottsas. Virgilio Bari is also a fairly good painter and sculptor.
This large tray measures 12-3/4" long by 5" widest at center. It narrows at the ends to 3-1/4" wide. The tray also is lower at center at it's widest at 1/2" high at the rim while the ends rise to 1-1/4" high at the rim. The tray is also slightly concave at the center along its length. Entirely handmade, and a striking mid-century modernist design! Marked at back with their early studio mark that resembles a rudimentary 'house' figure with the words "del Campo Italy" and "for A.H." or perhaps "for A.M." which I am guessing was a retail outlet for their work, or perhaps the initials of a designer as they also fabricated pieces to the order of other designers like Gio Ponti and Ettore Sottsass later of the Memphis design group. Excellent vintage condition with only very fine wear along the edges and at the base - please view the photos, read the description, and ask all questions prior to purchase. I am open to reasonable offers from serious buyers.
BIG 1950s Studio del Campo Italy Handmade Copper Enamel Modernist Design TRAY
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