VINTAGE MID CENTURY MODERN 1950s MARCELLO FANTONI FOR RAYMOR ITALY STUDIO POTTERY VASE SIGNED. True Vintage decorative pottery vase by master ceramist Marcello Fantoni, Italy. The vase shows a drawing of several women in dresses in modern black striped clothing with Art Deco style hats, on a pink backdrop.Art Deco, atomic, mid century modern. Amazing unique extremely rare design. Condition: very nice condition for the age and prior use of this piece. Small chip at the base edge, There are also a few micro air bubbles in the glaze finish from original production.
Please see the last photo for reference with the mentioned flaws. Vase measures 9.5 inches tall.
Bottom diameter base is 3.5 inches. Top diameter vase opening is 3/4 inch. Born in Florence in 1915, Marcello Fantoni starts his artistic career in 1927 when he subscribes to the Art Institute of Porta Romana. He begins to follow the ceramic class of Carlo Guerrini, the artistic director of Cantagallis famous manufacture.
After his graduation in 1934, he starts to work as the artistic director of a studio in Perugia, before settling in Florence and creating his own ceramic workshop. His production of edition and unique pieces meets a great success from 1937 with the Arts and Crafts exhibition that made him well-known throughout all the country and beyond. After the war years, spent in the Resistance, he comes back to his artistic activity with fever, developing his workshops production and increasing his collaborations. His success grows in the 1960s and 1970s: his unique sculptures adopt both a very contemporary aesthetic and historical references, such as the Etruscan ceramics, to which he gives a new approach of the material, colors and enamel.
In 1970, Fantoni founds the International School of Ceramic Art in Florence. It is there that he will pursue his work, production, and will teach, until his death in 2011. Today, his pieces are part of the most important museum collections, such as The Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Tokyos Museum of Modern Art.
Hailed as the Master of Beauty. Please see all photos as they are considered a complete part of the description and condition of the item listed. Please feel free to ask questions prior to purchasing.Thank you for your consideration. The item "VINTAGE MCM MARCELLO FANTONI FOR RAYMOR ITALY STUDIO POTTERY VASE SIGNED WOMEN" is in sale since Friday, August 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\Italian". The seller is "treasuretrovecreations" and is located in Romeo, Michigan. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.