This Italian art pottery vase is not too big nor too small and has such presence, and it reminds of that kind of treasure you would stumble upon in a flea market in the hills of northern Italy. The vase has such a bohemian rustic look, which is the hallmark of much of Italian pottery. The vase is a common full form with a narrow neck and flared mouth, and the colors are an unusual combination of pink, green, yellow, and brown against an eggshell white or beige. The artist has gone in and done etching, which again is common in Italian pottery and called "sgraffito," or scratched, drawn upon. From a website about the re-emergence of this centuries old decoration style: "The Sgraffito technique of decorating pottery dates back as far as the 11th century. Zulimo Aretini descended from ancient family of potters working in the Umbrian town of Perugia, near Deruta. Aretini, born in Monte San Savino in Arezzo in 1884, completed his apprenticeship in the family's pottery. Here he learned the secrets of traditional sgraffito practiced by his family since the sixteenth century. After being employed by such famous studios as Colonnata and SACA in Florence he decided, in 1929, to return home and open his own studio in Perugia. There he begins to reinterpret ancient sgraffito forms in an absolutely modern and original manner. His studio won almost immediate recognition and success. Like Deruta and Perugia and established international contacts for the export of their wares. It was Zulimo's international success that spurred the interest of the sgraffito wares of Montelupo and Montopoli. From the 1920's to the early 1950's the very best importer of Italian ceramics in North America was the firm of Carbone. Their headquarters was Boston and they had showrooms on Fifth Avenue in New York City and n the Via Sassetti in Florence, Italy." The marking "Italy G.T." found on this vase being offered is attributed to the Carbone importing company, and the Aretini Perugia studio, and we believe it was from the 1940s. A super sweet piece that will go with so many decor styles, from rustic and primitive, to Mid Century Modern, to Bohemian, to Natural and Organic.
Measures about 4" in diameter at the most bulbous part by 5-3/4" tall. Weighs just under a pound. Has a production flaw on the bottom that prevents us from seeing possibly a form number or date and some production glaze inconsistencies in the interior. No chips nor cracks.
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