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Lino Sabattini

Lino Sabattini (Italy, 1925–2016)
Lino Sabattini (Italy, 1925–2016)

Lino Sabattini (1925–2016) was the preeminent figure in modern Italian silver and metalware design. His expansive and diverse body of work is marked by its strength and boldness, whether in dynamic forms that suggest the thrust and power of Italian Futurist art and design or light and curvaceous biomorphic pieces. 

Sabattini was largely self-taught as a designer. Born in the northern Italian town of Correggio, he learned metal-smithing techniques while working in the studio of a maker of brass tableware. He also served as an apprentice of sorts to the expatriate German ceramist Roland Hettner, who taught Sabattini about fluidity of form and showed him how shapes derive from the behavior of materials. At age 30, Sabattini opened a studio in Milan, and his work quickly came to the attention of Giò Ponti, who decided to publish it in Domus, his influential design and architecture magazine. Ponti also arranged for Sabattini’s creations to be included in a 1956 exhibition of contemporary Italian design in Paris. The principals of Christofle, the revered French silverware maker, were so impressed that they hired the young designer as the firm’s artistic director, a post he held until 1963. Sabattini, who would also go on to design ceramic wares for Rosenthal, returned home to open Argenteria Sabattini in Bregnano, a company still in business today.

A designer with a questing curiosity and ever-evolving aesthetic sensibility, Sabattini can’t be pinned down to one particular style. His best-known work, the Como coffee and tea service of 1956, has an elegant, attenuated and energetic form; his Stairs coffee and tea service (1971), meanwhile, is a clever group of simple columnar shapes in stepped heights, which nest together in a compact arrangement. Other Sabattini pieces have dramatic angles, or sweeping, wing-like flourishes, or consist of perforated ovoids somehow reminiscent of sculptures by Brancusi. In any style, Sabattini produces objects of singular fascination.

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Large Silver Lino Sabattini Persepoli Vase
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Dronten, NL
Lino Sabatini's sleek Italian silver plated vase in the earliest Sabattini version. Marked with Sabattini stamp at the bottom and signed with Lino Sabattini signature at the bottom ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Lino Sabattini Cormorana Silver Plate Sculptural Modernist Vase or Candlestick
By Lino Sabattini
Located in North Miami, FL
A piece of Italian sculpture and art for the table in this elongated sculptural form of a vase or candlestick. Signed Sabbattini Italy, the arched sides give it even more length in v...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Lino Sabattini Vase Metal, 1970, Italy
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Milano, IT
Lino Sabattini vase metal, 1970, Italy.
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1970s Italian Other Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Metal

Three Iconic Modern Silver Plated Vessels 1960s Italian Design by Lino Sabattini
By Lino Sabattini
Located in London, GB
A very iconic trio of vessels candle holders by Lino Sabattini silver plate 1960s Italian design at its top. Lino Sabattini born in 1925 is a dreamer craftsman designer that has a ve...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver

Pair of Black and White Tasca Vases by Lino Sabattini for Rosenthal, 1980s
By Lino Sabattini, Rosenthal
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Pair of 1980s Tasca vases by Lino Sabattini for Rosenthal porcelain, one matte black, one glossy white with silver details, signed in manufacturer's mark.  
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Late 20th Century German Lino Sabattini

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Porcelain

Sabattini Stainless Steel for Rosenthal Flatware Rare Vintage 60 Pieces
By Lino Sabattini, Rosenthal
Located in North Miami, FL
This sculptural and extremely rare set of 60 pieces of stainless steel signed Sabattini for Rosenthal flatware is so amazing. It is signed Rosenthal and designed by Sabattini. It is ...
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1970s German Organic Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Stainless Steel

Table Crumb Remover by Lino Sabattini for Sabattini Argenterie
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Milan, IT
Sculptural table crumb remover by Lino Sabattini for Sabattini Argenterie. Sleek silver plated shape.
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1970s Italian Minimalist Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Set of Two Cardinale Vases Designed by Lino Sabattini for Christofle, 1960s
By Lino Sabattini, Christofle
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Two iconic silver plated Cardinale vases designed by Lino Sabattini in perfect conditions. Dimension of the small vase height cm 21 diameter cm 4.
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Lino Sabatini Pair of Small Vase Silver Plate Italian Design 1970s Craters
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Palermo, Sicily
Lino Sabatini pair of small vase silver plate Italian design 1970s craters.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Lino Sabbatini Set of Graduated Round Silvered Bowls, Italy, 1970s
By Lino Sabattini
Located in New York, NY
Lino Sabbatini ( 1925-2016 ) A rare set of three graduated round silvered bowls with decorated rim. Signed Dimensions: Large: 12.5 Ø, medium: 10.75 Ø, small: 7.5 Ø.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Metal

Lino Sabattini Italian Silverware "Giselle" Vases Set for Sabattini Argen, 1970s
By Lino Sabattini, Sabattini Argenteria
Located in Modena, IT
Couple of Italian vases model “Giselle” designed by LinoSabattini and produced by Sabattini Argenteria, marked under the base “Sabattini Italy”, 1970s.
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Set of Three Iconic Lino Sabattini Cormorano Vases, 1966
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Aci Castello, IT
Three silver plated Cormorano candlesticks also usable as vases designed and manufactured by Lino Sabattini in 1966. They are marked Sabattini on the bottom. Dimensions of the mediu...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Modern Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Midcentury Lino Sabattini Silver Plated Glass Serving Plate or Trivet
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Bresso, Lombardy
1960s. This is a great silver plated glass serving dish, which can also be used as a trivet. Its simple design was created by Lino Sabattini in Italy, circa 1960s. This is a vintag...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Glass

Lino Sabattini Three Rare Sizable Modernist Vases, Silvered Metal, Italy 1950s
By Lino Sabattini
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A set of three rare and sizable studio vases / vessels by Italian Silversmith Lino Sabattini (1925–2016). With superb original patina. Other designers of the period include Tapio ...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Metal, Silver Plate

Espansione Libero, Lino Sabattini
By Lino Sabattini, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Brussels, BE
Vase consisting of a silvered metal envelope in which an expansion of smoked glass has been blown. The blown glass "overflows" from the holes created in the casing to create an expan...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Glass

Espansione Libero Verde, Lino Sabattini
By Lino Sabattini, Seguso Vetri d'Arte
Located in Brussels, BE
Vase consisting of a base in the form of a large saucer in silvered metal in which a very clear green glass expansion has been blown. The blown glass constituting a free form in ...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Glass

Lino Sabattini Cardinale Vase for Christofle, 1950s Huge Version
By Lino Sabattini, Christofle
Located in Munich, DE
Cardinale vase designed by Lino Sabattini and manufactured by Christofle in France, 1950s. The vase is made of high quality silver plated metal and marked on the bottom. Excellent or...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Mid-Century Modern Lino Sabattini Silver Plated Pair of Serving Plates, 1960s
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a great, Lino Sabattini, pair of silver plated glass serving dishes, made in Italy, circa 1960s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions of the recta...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Mid-Century Modern Lino Sabattini Silver Plated Serving Dishes Set, 1960s, Italy
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a lovely set of silver plated serving dishes, by Lino Sabattini, made in Italy, circa 1960s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions of the long piec...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Mid-Century Modern Lino Sabattini Silver Plated Chaffing Dish Tongs 1960s, Italy
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Keego Harbor, MI
For your consideration is a fantastic, Lino Sabattini, silver plated chaffing dish with tongs, made in Italy, circa 1960s. In excellent vintage condition. The dimensions of the base ...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Ceramic

Lino Sabattini Silver Plate Tall Box
By Lino Sabattini, Sabattini Argenteria
Located in Atlanta, GA
Sophisticated silver plate decorative box designed by Lino Sabattini for his eponymous firm. This tall lidded box has an extremely minimalist design and can be displayed as a sculptu...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate, Metal

Lino Sabattini Set of 4 Pieces
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Brussels, BE
Lino Sabattini modernist design silver plated set of 4 pieces. Signed (Sabattini Italy). different dimensions. 1 pie shell 1 dough tongs 1 crumb scoop. 1 ???.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Set of Lino Sabattini Plates, Italy, 1970s
By Lino Sabattini
Located in L'Escala, ES
Rare set of Lino Sabattini plates manufactured in Italy in 1970s. Dimension (cm): 30 D 27 D 24 D 21 D.
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Mid-20th Century Italian Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Lino Sabattini Signed Sculptural Silver Plate Centrepiece Bowl, Italy 1970s
By Lino Sabattini
Located in New York, NY
As with all of Sabattini's work this bowl possesses a modernist elegance. It also is an impressive size which makes it an ideal centrepiece.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Brass

Lino Sabattini for Christofle, Pair of Table Lamps, Signed, circa 1970, France
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Lino Sabattini for Christofle, Pair of table lamps, Chromed metal, Signed on the bottom, circa 1970, France. Measures: Height 59 cm, diameter 9 cm.
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1970s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Metal

Pair of Ohun Ohara Vases
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Paris, FR
Pair of Ohun Ohara Vases in silver plated metal, modernist style. Stamped to undersides SABBATINI. Maker's mark MADE IN ITALY.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

"Estro" Bowl and Spoon Sauceboat Italian Silvered Metal by Lino Sabattini, 1973
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Brussels, BE
A rare large sauceboat designed and manufactured by Lino Sabattini in 1973 This item can be used as a vide poches or a bonbonnière it's like a sculpture Silvered metal You can pl...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Metal

Christofle Lino Sabattini Candleholder 1957 Silver Metal
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Milano, IT
Christofle Lino Sabattini candleholder 1957 silver metal.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Metal

Set of Four "Cardinale" Vases by Lino Sabattini for Christofle
By Christofle, Lino Sabattini
Located in Milan, IT
Set of four Cardinale vases by Lino Sabattini for Christofle, Paris. Size refers to the tallest piece.          
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Lino Sabattini Cesto Silver Plate Italian Design Sculptural Sabattini Argenteria
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Chicago, IL
Lino Sabattini Cesto model silver plate bowl or bread basket for Sabattini Argenteria. A single rope of silver plate undulates in a continuous circle creating the form. Excellent...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Lino Sabattini for Christofle Cardinal a Silvered Metal Vase 1957 France
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Antwerp, BE
Cardinal, tall silvered metal vase, soliflore designed by the Italian designer Lino Sabattini for Gallia, Christofle. Artist/ Maker: Lino Sabattini for Christofle Signature/ Mark...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Lino Sabattini

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Metal

"Inquietante" Vase by Lino Sabattini, Italy, 1989-1991
By Lino Sabattini
Located in New York, NY
“Inquietante” model in silver plated metal, signed with the makers mark on the front bottom.  
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Lino Sabattini

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Metal

Gio Ponti Silver Metal Sculpture Model Hand 5 Fingers for Sabattini, Italy
By Lino Sabattini, Gio Ponti
Located in Milan, Italy
Silver metal model hand 5 fingers designed by Gio Ponti for Sabattini in 1978. Signed.
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Metal

Lino Sabattini Made in Italy Decorative Box in Silver Metal, 1960s
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Modena, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern design cylindrical container for breadsticks or decorative box in silver metal designed by Lino Sabattini, engraved Sabattini Made in Italy under the base,...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Metal, Silver Plate

Lino Sabattini Made in Italy Ice Bucket in Silver Metal, 1960s
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Modena, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern design ice bucket with removable pliers in silver metal designed by Lino Sabattini, engraved Sabattini Made in Italy brand, 1960s Please note that the ite...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Metal, Silver Plate

Lino Sabattini Midcentury Modern Design Crystal Silver Plate Carafe Jug, 1960s
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Modena, IT
Italian crystal and silver plate carafe water jug design Lino Sabattini, signature Lino Sabattini Made in Italy engraved on the removable handle, excellent crystal condition, Mid-Cen...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Crystal, Silver Plate

Lino Sabattini Vase Date, circa 1990
By Lino Sabattini
Located in London, GB
A beautifully quality designed vase with Japanese influence For such a tall slender form, the heavy gauge of materials used gives it perfect balance. The base is marked with Sab...
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20th Century Italian Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Lino Sabattini, Coffee and tea service, Model "Fenice", circa 1989
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Nice, Cote d' Azur
Lino Sabattini (1925-2016), Coffee and tea service, Model "Fenice". Silvered metal including a teapot, coffee pot, creamer jug, sugar bowl and tray. The bottom of the tray is d...
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1980s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Metal

"Conch-Table" Fish Serving Dish by Lino Sabattini for Sabattini Argenteria
By Lino Sabattini, Sabattini Argenteria
Located in Milan, IT
Conch-table fish serving dish by Lino Sabattini for Sabattini Argenteria. Part of the unlimited research on table ware made by Lino Sabattini along his entire life.
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1970s Italian Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Lino Sabattini Italy circa 1970 Silvered Metal Vase
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Silvered metal vase Lino Sabattini, Italy, circa 1970. Signed to base with Sabattini mark. Height: 10.5 inches. Lino Sabattini became director of design at the prestigious Christofle...
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20th Century Mid-Century Modern Lino Sabattini

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Metal

Prototypes for Calante & Construtto by Lino Sabattini/Superego, 2008
By Lino Sabattini, Superego
Located in Villeurbanne, Rhone Alpes
Two delicate black glazed ceramic vases Calante and Construtto - Andreas collection - by Lino Sabattini for Superego in black. One (Calante) is a circular with a circular opening on...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Minimalist Lino Sabattini

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Ceramic

Stainless Steel Plate or Bowl by Lino Sabattini
By Lino Sabattini, Zani & Zani 1
Located in Miami, FL
Italian stainless steel plate or bowl by Lino Sabattini for Zani & Zani, 1978. Marked underneath: Zani & Zani, acciai per la casa - Italy 18/10.
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Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Lino Sabattini

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Stainless Steel

'Servizio Rialto' Silver Plate Tea Service by Lino Sabattini, 1970s
By Lino Sabattini
Located in London, GB
A stunning tea service by Lino Sabattini (1925 - 2016). The architectural, triangular forms of the teapot, sugar, creamer and tray suggest an edgy, Industrial chic, although all elem...
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1970s Italian Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Silver “Cardinale” Vase by Lino Sabattini for Christofle
By Lino Sabattini, Christofle
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A slender bud vase in silver plated metal by self-taught metalsmith and designer Lino Sabattini, produced beginning in 1957 by Christofle, the legacy French homewares company where S...
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

"Germoglio" Lino Sabattini Italian Design 1970s Silver Vase
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Brescia, IT
"Germoglio" Vases design Lino Sabattini 1979 Silver metal Excellent condiction.     
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Metal

Two Silvered Metal Hands by Gio Ponti for L. Sabattini, 1978, Italy
By Lino Sabattini, Gio Ponti
Located in Paris, FR
Two silvered metal hands by Gio Ponti (1891-1979) for L. Sabattini, 1978, Italy. Left hand, and right hand with 6 fingers . Signed: Sabattini Italy-design Gio Ponti, 1978. Dimension...
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1970s Italian Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Metal

Silvered Devil's Face by G. Ponti for Lino Sabattini, 1978, Italy
By Lino Sabattini, Gio Ponti
Located in Paris, FR
The Devil’s face, 1978 by Gio Ponti (1891-1979) for Lino Sabattini, 1978, Italy. Refined silvered metal bended face with pointed hair. Signed and dated: "Sabattini Italy design Gio...
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1970s Italian Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Metal

Lino Sabattini Large Silver Plate Vase Signed and Numbered 5/237, "Persepoli"
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Very pretty vase by Lino Sabattini, master of modern design. Title Persepoli.
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1970s Italian Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

"Harmony" by Lino Sabattini 1980s Design Postmodern Silver Plated Candleholder
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Brescia, IT
"Harmony" by Lino Sabattini 1989, Italy Rare candleholder silver metal and black plastic.
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1980s Italian Post-Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

1960s by Lino Sabattini Italian Design Silver Metal Pair of Bowls
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Brescia, IT
Couple of bowls. Excellent condition.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Lino Sabattini Silverplated Bowls
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Geneva, CH
Lino Sabattini silver plated bowls Marked "Gallia France Prod Christofle".
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1970s French Vintage Lino Sabattini

Materials

Silver

Vase by Lino Sabattini, 1955
By Christofle, Lino Sabattini
Located in Berlin, DE
Vase with two entries "Vaso 1" silver plated brass Dimension L. 27 cm, D 6 cm, H 16.5 cm Design Lino Sabattini, 1955 Manufacturer Christofle Paris Stamp "Coll. Gallia".
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Brass

Vase by Lino Sabattini, 1955
By Christofle, Lino Sabattini
Located in Berlin, DE
Vase with handle silver plated brass Dimension: L 10 cm, D 4.5 cm, H 25 cm Design Lino Sabattini, 1955. Manufacturer Christofle, Paris.
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1950s French Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Brass

"Pleat" Breadstick Holder by Lino Sabattini
By Lino Sabattini, Sabattini Argenteria
Located in Milan, IT
Pleat breadstick holder by Lino Sabattini for Sabattini Argenterie. A masterly folded metal sheet create this table sculpture.
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Set of Three Silver Plated Low Tables by Lino Sabattini
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Milan, IT
Set of three low tables by Lino Sabattini. This beautifully detailed set of prototypes comes with silver plated frame and wood top. Remarkable example of the limited production of ...
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1970s Italian Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

"Cesto" Bowl by Lino Sabattini for Sabattini Argenteria
By Lino Sabattini, Sabattini Argenteria
Located in Milan, IT
Cesto bowl by Lino Sabattini for Sabattini Argenteria. Minimalist manifesto with a single rope generating the whole shape.
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1960s Italian Minimalist Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Three “Stele” Vases by Lino Sabattini
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A three-piece set of silver plate vases, circa 1970s designed by Lino Sabattini (Italian, born 1925). A minimalist design by celebrated Gio Ponti collaborator and Christofle director...
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1970s Italian Vintage Lino Sabattini

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Silver Plate

Lino Sabattini Serving Set
By Lino Sabattini
Located in Tarrytown, NY
Silver plate salt and pepper, oil and vinegar, and relish dish.
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1980s Vintage Lino Sabattini