This is a Stunning and Beautiful Bertoncello large sculptural ashtray / bowl, made by the Italian pottery circa 1960’s / early 1970’s.
An iconic sculptural piece of Retro Italian ceramic design by the famous Bertoncello Ceramiche D’Arte. In their trademark style abstract and sculptural and modernist. With dramatic curves, rounded corners, pierced holes and geometric, monumental forms, recalling the works of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth and architecture of the era.
Very Space Age / Op / Pop Art in form with its circular form, the top having an offset circular bowl and 4 cigarette rests on each side, themselves a striking graphic design. The sides have cut out recesses and a hole / handle, all wonderfully rounded giving a stylised ‘double decker’ appearance.
Fabulous mottled brown and beige glazes ‘Tabacco’ style, reminiscent of ‘Fat Lava’ pottery.
Due to its highly sculptural impressive form this piece could be used for its original purpose, or as a candleholder, display piece, desk / table accessory or centrepiece bowl.
A Wonderful stylish piece that would be great as part of any collection of Italian or European Art Pottery, and would complement any retro, vintage, mid century, modernist, 60’s, 70’s, minimal or contemporary interior.
In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches, hand painted mark inside ‘897’. The bottom rim has a felt pad to prevent scratching.
Measures 19 x 19 x 8cm / 7.5 x 7.5 x 3.25in.