Aldo Londi for Bitossi Mid-Century Italian Ceramic Vase
A Mid-Century Modern 16" vase designed by
Aldo Londi for Bitossi, Italy, circa. 1950's. Incised abstract detail
with the iconic "Rimini Blu" glaze, cobalt blue with a hint of turquoise
green. Imported by Raymor, USA. Tiny flea bit chip at rim & very small
chip at base. Both have been colored with ink. Please see pic for
detail, just below felt tab. Measures 5.25ʺDm × 16.25ʺH.
Aldo Londi was born in Montelupo in 1911, and started working for a ceramics manufacturer when he was 11 years old. After being taken prisoner in South Africa during WW2, he returned to Italy and in 1946 was appointed artistic director at Bitossi. He held that position for over 50 years, and created thousand of designs for vases, jugs, animals, candle stick holders and other objects.
The Rimini Blu collection of ceramics was created in the early fifties by Aldo. This collection of vases and animals is characterised by their unique blue colouring and irregular texture. Today the collection is regularly the subject of research both for it’s artistic value, stylistic charm and historical importance, with each piece bearing the Bitossi stamp.