Marcello Fantoni vase, 1950s Italian pottery, midcentury modern art pottery, cubist abstract decor

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Marcello Fantoni vase, 1950s Italian pottery, midcentury modern art pottery, cubist abstract decor



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Vintage from the 1950s


ceramic, pottery, earthenware, glaze, ceramiche, sgraffito


Marcello Fantoni vase, made in Florence, Italy circa 1950s.

So characteristic of his work, with an abstract sgraffito Cubist decor. With multicoloured glossy and satin glazes against a black matte base, with a bright blue interior. These decors show the artists hand, lines are not perfect, brushmarks are evident, some glazes are daubed, even showing up fingerprints in the glaze and thinly glazed areas. Possibly by Marcello Fantoni himself and a more painterly artistic studio creation.

The vase has a handpainted mark to the base 'Fantoni Italy, with the 'Duomo' symbol based on Florence's Cathedral's dome.

A great addition to any collection of Fantoni, Italian or European fine art ceramics or 20th century design. Would complement any retro, vintage, mid century, modernist, 1950s, 1960s, minimalist or contemporary interior.

Measures 17.5 x 8 x 8cm / 7 x 3.25 x 3.25in.

In great condition, no chips or cracks, some little marks and rubbing to the glaze.

Marcello Fantoni was one of the greatest ceramicists and designers of the 20th century, his pieces were influenced by ancient Etruscan ceramics, and by contemporary modern artists of the mid century era. Incorporating elements of Modernism, Cubism and abstraction, this led to his pieces being included in collections of international Modern Art museums and galleries.


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davechalk 09 Mar, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

First piece of vintage bitossi ive owned never seen this colour before love it well pleased prompt delivery and very well packaged thanks mo c

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Maggie 23 Sep, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Love the vase. Exactly as I expected it to be from photo and description. Travelled safely, and well wrapped, half way around the world in only a few days to get to me too!

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sgwigly 20 Sep, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

O... I love this precious creature so much! She makes me and others smile :) Just what the nurse ordered! I promise to take good care of her. Thanks so much!

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John Giffin 14 Jul, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful and exquisite little Pulli vase, in great condition. Well packaged and quickly despatched. Thanks very much!

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