Bitossi by Aldo Londi Italian Vintage Ashtray Collection Flavia Montelupo


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We kindly suggest you read the whole description, because with it we try to give you detailed technical and historical information to guarantee the authenticity of our objects. Iconic glazed ceramic ashtray; the shape was made by pressing in white refractory earth, the stencil decoration with different motifs was executed; the object underwent a first firing then blue colored "crystalline" was applied, at which point the ashtray was fired a second time to fix the crystalline. "Crystallines" are special glazes in which the vitreous part is preponderant over all other components; crystallines can be transparent or colored, the colored ones bring out the engraved surfaces and bas-reliefs, the workings of our ashtray with the beautiful blue color of the crystalline have gained body and visibility. The ashtray, a model of the Flavia series (see mark stamped on the bottom) was designed by ceramist Aldo Londi and made between 1965 and 1968 by the Bitossi Company of Montelupo Fiorentino (Tuscany-Italy). The Bitossi family has been present in Montelupo Fiorentino since 1536; the Bitossi family were multifaceted artists but more than anything else they devoted themselves to ceramics; in the early 1900s they proposed with their production an extraordinary stylistic and formal renewal; but it was from the 1950s, under the direction of Aldo Londi, that the evolution in a modern sense became disruptive, an evolution that would continue over the years with the collaboration of important Italian and foreign designs leading the Bitossi family to represent Italian excellence in the world. Aldo Londi (1911-2003), painter, sculptor, and above all ceramist, who joined Bitossi in 1946, was a man with a strong creative spirit, attentive to the changes in taste on the markets, convinced of the uniqueness of the Italian product; he was the undisputed protagonist of the style of Bitossi production for more than fifty years, putting his great artistic gifts and his untiring will to experiment at the service of the company. Measures width cm.26, depth cm.23, and height cm.5. The ashtray is in excellent condition. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, styrofoam, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the objects.

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Place of origin:
Mid-Century Modern
Dimensions (cm):
5H x 26W x 23D
Dimensions (inch):
1,97H x 10,24W x 9,06D
Creator / Artist:
Aldo Londi
Good; The ashtray is in excellent condition.
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