Bitossi (Italy) floral lamp base
In 1921 Guido Bitossi founded the "Maioliche artistiche Guido Bitossi" factory, proposing a type of production linked to the tradition and classical styles of the past, combined with research and a study on the ceramics products.
Starting from the early 1950s, the company’s evolution powerfully manifested itself in a modern vein under the artistic direction of Aldo Londi, a man with an innate creative and aesthetic sense, and a keen eye to the changes in the taste and the uniqueness of the Italian products.
Londi entered Bitossi in 1946 and from that time on was the undisputed protagonist for more than fifty years, first as a painter, then as artistic director, and finally as tireless researcher of styles and examples to be emulated.
You can read more about Bitossi and their history, here:
One Bitossi lamp base, in an off-white finish with a pink floral design.
This was made for the Australian market and imported in the late 1970s / early 1980s.
It's in immaculate condition - this is new old stock and has never been used. It has recently been wired to fit Australian standards.
It measures approx 16cm tall (base only, not including lighting fixture) and 12.5cm diameter at their widest point.