retro style

Pair of Bitossi Ceramiche bowls, Italy circa 1950’s / 60’s

These are a fantastic pair of bowls designed by Aldo Londi for Bitossi Ceramiche, Italy circa 1957-1965.

Stunning designs, a deep round bowl and a pointed undulating dish, perfect for use on a table / desk, as handy little bowls or to admire as sculptural pieces.

A Fabulous decor by Aldo Londi, a multicoloured variant on the ‘Seta’ (Silk) decor, with its sgraffito incised lines and multicoloured daubs over a black glaze, contrasting with a glossy lime green interior, so reminiscent of the era. Influenced by the new trends in art and design in the mid century period.

Wonderful unusual pieces from one of the greatest designers and ceramicists of the 20th century.

Would look great in any 50’s, 60’s, retro, vintage, mid century modern, modernist, minimal or contemporary interior. A Great addition to any collection of Bitossi / Italian / European art pottery or 20th century design.

In Great Condition, some crazing to the interior of the round bowl, and missing glaze from the pointed ends of the elliptical bowl(pictured), no chips or cracks, nothing to detract on display.

The round bowl measures 13 x 13 x 6cm / 5 x 5 x 2.5in.

The pointed bowl measures 18 x 8 x 7cm / 7 x 3.25 x 2.75in.

Handpainted marks to the base C283/13 Italy and CA9/10 Italy.

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Double stem vase, made in Alba Iulia, Romania circa 1970’s

This is a Great porcelain double stem vase, made in Alba Iulia, Romania circa 1970’s. Exact maker unknown.

A Fantastic piece with its twin tower / double stem form, wonderful abstract / geometric / architectural relief detailing. Very much in the Eastern Bloc Brutalist / Modernist style, very sculptural and owing much to the designs of Bertoncello.

Lovely glossy glazes in banded vertical shades of black, beige and brown, very reminiscent of the era.

A Striking display piece, makes a statement in its own right, would make a great centrepiece.

Would make a Stunning addition to any collection of European pottery, and would complement any retro, vintage, Brutalist, Modernist, 60’s, 70’s, minimal or contemporary styled interior.

In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches.

Measures 22 x 13 x 7cm / 8.75 x 5 x 2.75in.

Stamped makers mark to the base, partly blurred ‘Alba Iulia’.

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Scheurich ‘Wien’ vase, designed by A. Seide, W.Germany circa early 1970’s

This is a Beautiful Scheurich ‘Wien’ (Vienna) vase, designed by A. Seide, made in W.Germany circa early 1970’s.

A Fantastic form, the ‘Wein’ series is bulb like, with its rounded bulbous base, and triple ribbed neck, reminiscent of ‘Bibendum ‘ Michelin Man’.
A Striking decor, with the matte pumice like black and yellow glazes mottled and dripping down to a glossy vibrant red glaze. Flamelike with a nod to Pop Art and Space Age styles and very in keeping with the ‘Fat Lava’ designs of the era.

A Colourful statement piece, sculptural in its own right, and a perfect bright retro encapsulation of the era!

Great as an addition to any collection of Fat Lava / West German pottery, and would be a superb vase to brighten up any retro, vintage, 60’s, 70’s, pop art, space age or contemporary styled interior.

In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches.

Measures 23 x 15 x 15cm / 9 x 6 x 6in.

Moulded mark to the base 269 – 22 W.GERMANY

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Black and Gold trio by Jasba Keramik, West Germany circa 1950’s

These are a Beautiful trio of small decorative jugs and a bowl by Jasba Keramik, West Germany circa 1950’s.

Striking mid century style, very reminiscent of the 1950’s era. Two jugs with angled handles, one being squat and the other tapered, and a bulbous bowl / pot.

All have the same Fantastic decor, in a glossy black glaze with Gold applied around the rims and the handles. With yellow, blue, turquoise and white feathery stripes and applied elliptical red dots.

Would make a Great addition to any collection of West German or European Pottery and would complement any retro, vintage, 50’s, 60’s, mid century, Hollywood regency or contemporary styled interior.

In Excellent Condition, no chips , some wear to the gilt edges, few very light surface marks, nothing detracts on display.

Measuring: Tall Jug 12 x 6 x 6cm / 4.75 x 2.5 x 2.5in.
Squat Jug 10 x 9 x 9cm / 4 x 3.5 x 3.5in.
Bowl 6 x 7 x 7cm / 2.5 x 2.75 x 2.75in

The bases all have moulded form numbers, but they are not readable, one is stamped Foreign.

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Bitossi Ceramic ‘Rimini Blu’ vase, designed by Aldo Londi, Italy circa 1960’s

This is a Beautiful Bitossi Ceramic ‘Rimini Blu’ vase, Italy circa early 1960’s.

A Great Unusual design, the baluster / urn shape, with a bulbous body and squared flared rim, is inspired by ancient Mediterranean pottery. Made of clay with crushed granules to give a rough texture, the texture and glazes indicate this is an earlier example.

A Fabulous piece designed by Aldo Londi, in the iconic ‘Rimini Blu’ glaze with blue and turquoise glazes resembling the Mediterranean Sea. With its alternating bands of impressed motifs resembling Arabesque or Runic patterns, it is influenced by the new trends in art and design in the mid century period.

A Wonderful vase from one of the greatest designers and ceramicists of the 20th century that
would make a Fantastic practical vase or display piece, and would look great in any 50’s, 60’s, retro, vintage, mid century modern, modernist, minimal or contemporary interior. A Great addition to any collection of Bitossi / Italian / European art pottery or 20th century design.

In Great Condition, a chip to the glaze on the rim and a few very small flakes of missing glaze on the impressed motifs, common with the textured form and glaze on these pieces. Nothing to detract.

Not marked to the base, as is common with these pieces. Many just had the exporters / retailers paper labels.

Measures 20 x 14 x 14cm / 8 x 5.5 x 5.5in.

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Yellow bottle vase / jug no.4300 by Marei Keramik, West Germany, circa late 1960’s.

This is a Lovely bright yellow bottle vase / jug by Marei Keramik, West Germany, circa late 1960’s.

A Fantastic form no. 4300 with its handled squat shape like a schnapps bottle, but also prefect as a jug or decorative handled / bottle vase or even as a candleholder.

A Great Collectable decor, the black base glaze covered with a vibrant Yellow glaze, lightly speckled with orange, the black glaze showing through in random spot patterns.

Until recently these pieces were attributed to Roth Keramik, as they share the same red clay colour, and similar designs and forms.

Perfect as an addition to any collection of Fat Lava / West German pottery, and would be a perfect piece to brighten up any retro, vintage, 60’s, 70’s, pop art, space age or contemporary styled interior.

The base is unmarked other than a white printed ‘Foreign’ stamp.

In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches.

Measures 16 x 12 x 12cm / 6.25 x 4.75 x 4.75in.

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Set of 6 Retro Orange Plates 1960’s, ‘Fat Lava’ / Vallauris pottery

These are a stunning bright retro set of 6 Orange ceramic plates, made circa 1960’s.

Very Striking with their glossy Orange Majolica style glaze, mottled and flamelike with areas of black and grey, like burning embers. Very reminiscent of the late Sixties Pop Art era, and in the style of European potteries of the era in Vallauris (France), West German ‘Fat Lava’ and Dutch ceramics who all employed similar techniques and designs.

The bases are glazed in a contrasting black, with no markings.

Super stylish and Fantastic to have a set of six, perfect for adding a splash of vintage colour to any table or kitchen.

Would make a great addition to any collection of European pottery, and would complement any retro, vintage, modernist, pop art, kitsch, 60’s, 70’s or contemporary interior.

All in Excellent Condition with no chips, marks or scratches.

Each measure 16 x 16 x 2cm / 6.5 x 6.5 x 0.75in

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AVeM Murano Glass Tutti Frutti Toothpick Holder / Bowl / Vase, Italy circa 1950’s

This is a Beautiful AVeM Murano (Arte Vetraria Muranese) red glass ‘Tutti Frutti’ small vase / bowl / toothpick holder, Venice, Italy circa 1950’s.

A Stunning piece that displays the master craftsmanship and artistry of Murano’s glassblowers.
The exquisite myriad of glasswork includes silver leaf, Zanfirico lattice filigree, twisted ribbon canes, and copper Aventurine. All set in a random form in clear glass, the inner being a rich red glass, which creates a lovely stunning background to the intricate craftsmanship.

Catches the light beautifully through the myriad techniques and colours, the undulating amorphous form looks different from every angle, beautifully curved and organic.

Would make a Fantastic addition to any collection of Murano, European Art glass, and would complement any retro, vintage, mid century, Hollywood regency, fifties, sixties, minimal or contemporary interior.

In Excellent Condition, no chips, a couple of very small surface marks not noticeable on display, the usual age related wear to the base, nothing to detract.

Measures 9 x 9 x 8cm / 3.5 x 3.5 x 3in.

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