Bitossi (Italy) 'Ikano' 5.5" Lidded Jar
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:
A fabulous ceramic lidded jar in the Ikano decor, circa 1950s.
It's in great vintage condition with no major wear that we can see. There have been some glaze flakes on the rim and small chips internally that look to be painted over. These aren't obvious and as such, can't really tell unless you're looking for them.
Stands 13.5cm (5.5") tall, 15cm diameter.