Piece of sculpted Italian stoneware is by Aldo Londi of Bitossi Ceramiche Pottery. The design inspiration is said to be taken from the Adriatic sea, off the coast of Rimini in Italy and hence the series name'Rimini Blu'. The glaze and the series - which subsequently grew from it, has become iconic and the most highly collectable in Aldo Londis' work.
The geometric decor is very tactile, with shapes and lines being embossed into the clay during the crafting process. The glaze displays strokes of green and blue, the great blend of glossy smooth glaze is interspersed with coarse grit in the clay.
This work of art would suit a room with Modernist, Brutalist, Retro / Vintage themed decor. Londi apprenticed in ceramics at the young age of 11 and brought a deep expertise in traditional ceramics production to Bitossi. This iconic mid-century modern series contains over 150 designs, including bowls, vases, jugs and animal figurines, all glazed in a vibrant blue hue and embossed with abstract motifs and shapes. There is natural wear with gentle crazing and minor use wear to the glaze that is commensurable with age, please see photos.SIZE Tall (head to base) 14,5 cm (5.7") Long (tail to trunk) 7,5 cm (3") Width (across widest point) 5,5 cm (2,2) Weight 0.4 kg. The item "Vintage Pottery Bitossi Rimini Blu Aldo Londi Italian Blue Ceramic Owl" is in sale since Monday, December 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\Italian". The seller is "cozytip" and is located in Vilnius. This item can be shipped worldwide.