This is a striking Bitossi Ceramiche ‘Moderna Marocco’ pottery ball vase made in Italy circa mid 1970′s.
A stunning design and decor by Aldo Londi, inspired by textile patterns and the studio pottery movement of the 1970′s.
Featuring the characteristic pitted texture from the inclusion of rough granules in the clay, but unusually no sgraffito or impressed decor. Instead complex glazes with handpainted geometric patterns in black and white.
Lovely form with the bulbous ball shape having a lipped rim, sculptural and imposing. This decor and vase can be seen in Mark Hills ‘Alla Moda’ Italian ceramics book.
Wonderfully modernist / brutalist / minimalist in style, so reminiscent of the era, perfect as a practical vase, or as desk / table decor or to admire in its own right.
Would make a fantastic addition to any collection of Bitossi / Italian / European art pottery, or 20th century design and would complement any retro, vintage, modernist, brutalist, minimalist, 1960′s, 1970′s or contemporary styled interior.
In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or cracks, still bears part of the original Rosenthal Netter distributors label.
Measures 17 x 13 x 13cm / 6.75 x 5.25 x 5.25in.
Available in my Etsy shop with a dish in the same decor : http://etsy.me/1sDhu4S