Bitossi (Italy) 'Moresco' Table Lamp, with Hand-Made Lampshade (Vintage Fabric)
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 table lamp in the 'Moresco' decor, in the blue and turquoise colour way, circa 1960s.
It has been paired with a hand-made lamp shade made out of vintage fabric, courtesy of our friends at Retrotastik.
The lamp base is in good to great vintage condition - it does have a repair, which you can see from the inside. Externally it is not visible. Please note the lamp shade may have some inconsistencies in the pattern and fabric itself being vintage, however it is free from damage.
This beauty measures approx 42.5cm tall including the shade, 19.5cm tall not including the shade or light fixture.
It has been professionally rewired with a new cable to meet Australian electrical standards. Essentially, it's all ready to go!