Presenting an expertly executed piece of Bertoncello ceramic, attributed to Roberto Rigon. The base glaze of this planter is in cream stone beige is silky and smooth to touch. Brushed on to the stone beige, in a graduating ombre effect is the deep caramel honey tones of the Screziato Tobacco Havana glaze until it reaches the three tiered interwoven rim, painted in a deeper concentration of the glaze, showing off tones of blended golden ochre and sienna.
A great size, the height and lends this piece as a work of art that can hold court in its own space or a home to your favourite complimentary plant. Would suit a retro, mid century modern, contemporary, vintage or even industrial decor themed room.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Bertoncello Ceramiche was founded in Schiavon, Italy around 1956. For many years it was run solely by a Mr. Lini and Giovanni Bertoncello (1930-2011), but by the 1970s had a staff of around 30. Giovanni was the creative force behind the forms and glazes, supported later by a Mr. Boatto – a Venetian teacher.
Sadly not a lot is known about the company because all catalogues and archives were destroyed when the company closed in 1999. The forms of Bertoncello pottery are often very sculptural, modern and organic and some look like smaller studies or maquettes for massive modernist sculptures that are yet to be built. This sculptural appearance of many pieces was enhanced by the use of feet which subtly raise the piece off the surface on which it sits.
Excellent, no damage, signs of use or crazing, there is minimal wear present to the base / underside of the vase which commensurable with the age of the piece. Piece is inscribed with 'Italy'.
c. 5.3" / 13.5 cm tall by c. 8.3" / 21 cm wide (across body's widest point), c. 5.9 / 15 cm base diameter.
Unpackaged weight: c. 1.2 kg / 1,116 g
Planter will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
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