Bitossi (Italy) 'Spagnolo' 8" Table Lamp Base | Circa 1960s
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 base in the 'Spagnolo' decor, circa 1960s. This design was one produced for the Australian market and imported via Australian importer, Erica - it still has its original label intact.
It's in excellent vintage condition with no chips, cracks or any other flaws to mention.
This beauty measures approx 19.5cm tall, not including the light fixture, and 10.5cm diameter. It is wired to fit Australian standard electrical requirements and is in working order.
A fabulous addition to any Bitossi collectors space!