Bitossi (Italy) 'Chicken' Figurine Serving Bowls (set x4)
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.
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A fantastic set and fairly hard to find too - a collection of four serving bowls in the harlequin chicken decor. Each piece is featured in a different colour internally, with gold accents externally.
Measuring approx 15.5cm tall, 15.5cm long and 10cm wide, each piece is in great to excellent vintage condition. There is one (green) with a small chip on the back side (as per the last picture) and some light wear to the gold, but minimal.
The yellow is marked 95/358; 95 being the import code for US company Goodfriend and the signature bares the 'Ztaly' mark, attributed to Aldo Londi himself from the 1950s.
A really wonderful collection - bright, fun and one for the Bitossi collectors.