This is a Beautiful vase / jug made by the S. Volpi pottery studio, Italy circa mid 1950’s.
A Great rare piece from the studio pottery of Serafino Volpi, set up after he left his company Maiolica Derutese Volpi, to persue non traditional adventurous forms and decors.
Stunning form, so reminiscent of the era with its bulbous body and curved slanting rim / spout, balanced by a large squared decorative handle.
The decor is Superb, on a glossy white base are raised random white squiggles and sgraffito lines. Colourful handpainted stylised motifs adorn the whole body, a pair of snakes, starbursts, bright blocks of solid colour and pink dots. The handle contrast nicely in pink with gold dots and gilt edges, which carries around the rim of the spout.
Would make a Fantastic addition to any collection of Italian / Studio / European pottery, and would complement any retro, vintage, 1950’s, mid century, kitsch or contemporary interior.
Hand marked to the base ‘S. Volpi Deruta 2709’.
In Excellent Condition, no marks, chips or scratches.
Measures 22 x 17 x 14cm / 8.75 x 6.75 x 5.5in.