San Marino pottery; flask/bottle with sgraffito design
Across the early 1950s a number of pottery producers opened their doors to manufacturing ceramics in the independent state of San Marino. Companies such as Marmaca, Titano and Libertas had a very successful run of goods, through the decade and well into the 1960s.
Whilst the style of pottery produced in this region is easily recognisable, not all companies marked or labelled their items, making it somewhat difficult to identify the exact maker of each piece. Regardless, there's no mistaking the beauty of San Marino pottery.
This bottle / flask was made by an unknown manufacturer, as it's not labelled as such. We do believe this was made by Libertas however. It features a sgraffito head of a woman and flower, with a traditional lava or foamy like glaze in the background.
It is in excellent vintage condition with no wear to mention. It measures approx 24cm tall and 14cm at its widest point.