These are a Fantastic set of 4 teak lidded ceramic canisters, by Bitossi Ceramiche, Italy circa 1960’s / 1970’s.
A Wonderful bright design, probably by Aldo Londi, with their lower half having a glossy orange glaze, incised with vertical ribs. Contrasting with the unglazed middle section which has the rough texture so reminiscent of Bitossi pieces. Capped by a glossy white rim and each having a teak lid which has a rubber seal to secure it.
The colours and style are so typical of the mid century era and of Londi’s iconic work for Bitossi.
A Very unusual and highly collectable set of canisters, prefect for storage in a retro kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, office or living room, but would equally look great as decoration in any room arranged in a row or cluster on a table or mantelpiece.
Would make an Excellent addition to any collection of Italian / European pottery and would complement any 1960’s, 70’s, retro, vintage, mid century, minimal, modernist or contemporary interior.
In Excellent Condition, no cracks or chips, some crazing to the white glaze and irregularities in the unglazed areas from production. The lids have a lovely age related patina to them.
The largest pot measures 19 x 14 x 14cm / 7.5 x 5.5 x 5.5in.
Second largest measures 16 x 12 x 12cm / 6.5 x 4.75 x 4.75in.
Third largest measures 13 x 10 x 10cm / 5 x 4 x 4 in.
Smallest pot measures 9.5 x 7.5 x 7.5cm
Handpainted marks to the bases ‘320 Italy’, ‘321 Italy’, ‘323 Italy’.