Bitossi / Flavia (Italy) Ashtray / Display Piece
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:
Bitossi ashtray, made under the brand name Flavia (circa late 1970s / early 1980s), in a lovely yellow floral design on a cream backdrop.
This is in excellent condition with no chips, nibbles or any other wear. It still has the original import sticker on the base. This is new old stock, purchased direct from the Australian importer.
Measures approx 8cm tall and 16cm at its widest point.
Made in Italy, for the Australian market.