Yesteryear Here

Circa: 1963-1975
Manufacturer: Bitossi, Flavia, Aldo Londi, Montelupo, Italy
This is a striking Bitossi Italy vase using the very popular yellow, brown, and chartreuse colors from Bitossi. The vase stands 7 3/4 inches tall x 5 1/2 inches wide at its widest point midway up the vase. This vase is part of the Rosenthal-Netter line of imported Italian pottery and ceramics.

The pattern on this Aldo Londi creation is called Spagnolo which is the Italian word for Spanish. According to Mark Hall in his recent book on Italian Mid-century pottery, this line was inspired by Moorish tiles. The form is a traditional Italian form but the decoration is pure Mid-century.

Good vintage condition but there is some damage which is why I marked it as is. On the underside of the lip of the top rim, there is one small area where the glaze has flaked off. The body of the pottery is not damaged but the glaze flake is evident. I never repair or touch up my items so you may if you wish.

This vase without damage is valued at over 100 pounds in Mark HIll's recent book on Mid-century Italian pottery. With the glaze flake I am happy to pass it along for a little more than what I paid.

The bottom carries a standard Bitossi mark. The shape number 27071. The word Italy is impressed in the base. The original owner added many small felt pads around the edge and larger ones to the middle to protect the surface upon which this candleholder sat. Add it to your Italian Midcentury pottery collection today.

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