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Midcentury Raymor Hand-Painted Italian Ceramic Centerpiece Bowl

$1,500

About

This unusual ceramic centerpiece bowl was made in Italy for American importer Raymor. The piece has an elongated scoop form and has been hand-painted in shades of blue and green. The sponged interior features six ovoid shapes decorated with abstract patterns while the green glazed exterior is finished with sponged accents at either end. The piece is nicely sized for display and measures 12.625" wide and 10.25" deep. The highest point of the walls is 4.75" tall while the shortest are 3". The round pedestal foot is 5" in diameter and is marked for Raymor. A lovely addition to a collection of Raymor or a great Stand alone piece.

Details

  • Creator
    Raymor (Retailer)
  • Attributed to
    Bitossi (Manufacturer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 4.875 in. (12.39 cm)Diameter: 12.625 in. (32.07 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1950s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Small flakes to the glaze with production related flecks of material caught within the glaze itself, all of which are noted for accuracy.
  • Seller Location
    Cincinnati, OH
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1126040211stDibs: LU119126204753

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    Free Standard Shipping
    to Continental US, arrives in 9-11 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Cincinnati, OH
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About Bitossi (Manufacturer)

Like a Fellini movie, the ceramics of this famed Italian company embody a creative spectrum that ranges from the playful and earthy to the high-minded and provocative. 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.”


     But with his other hand, Londi reached out to thoughtful, experimental designers such as Sottsass. Starting in the 1950s, some 20 years before he founded the Memphis postmodern design collective in Milan, Sottsass used the Bitossi kilns to create timeless works that manifest both primitive forms and modern geometries. In later decades, Bitossi would welcome new generations of designers, which have included such names as Ginevra Bocini and Karim Rashid. While always looking forward, Bitossi is firm in their belief that mastery of craft is the first step towards beautiful design. As you will see from the works offered on these pages, that is a winning philosophy.

About the Seller
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Located in Cincinnati, OH
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