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Posted 3 years ago


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Hello All,
Would anyone happen to recognize the mark on this Italian ceramic vase?
I thought I had it a couple of times then lost the trail.
Best Regards, Tony.

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  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Hi Tony! Ciao Tonino!
    Sesto refers to the town of Sesto Fiorentino outside Florence.
    The AR.DE. or AR.VE. is a little more problematic.
    AR normally is a short form of ARTE.
    I couldn't be sure about the DE or VE until I saw this:
    So it is definitely AR. DE
    on the Italian Pottery marks page they have a list of the ceramics firms still working in Sesto Fiorentino:

    You'll note that there's nothing there involving AR DE.
    It could well have folded.

    I'm still looking around. Ciao Kev.
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    I may have found it!
    I think the factory was called ARTE DELLA CERAMICA ITALIANA.
    It was founded in Sesto Fiorentino by Wais Guarnieri and Otello Conti at the beginning of the 1930's on the site of an older factory called "La Colonnata".
    They ceased production in 1936 and were taken over by another group calling themselves Arte Ceramica Italiana. They were three entrepreneurs called Giorgio Barraud, Nello Messeri, and Wais Guarnieri. Otello Conti had moved elsewhere.
  3. Budek Budek, 3 years ago
    Kevin. You're too good!!!
    How on earth do you do it? really!
    I think that I should box up everything I have and send it to You, the more knowledgeable and deserving custodian of all things beautiful.
    Ciao mio amico!
  4. Budek Budek, 3 years ago
    Thank You, Thank You, Manikin
  5. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 3 years ago
    budek, SPECTACULAR!! I have to agree, I don't know how vetraio does it. I'm tempted to buy him/her a plane ticket to go through the knee deep treasures I am living in since unpacking my Grandparents estate boxes!!! This is gorgeous and reminds me of the CapodiMonte lamps I have. Great item, Mich
  6. smash2983, 4 days ago
    I have 3 totes full of these same items that I found in the basement. The lady whom lived here previously (now deceased) was born and raised in Italy.
  7. Budek Budek, 3 days ago
    Belated Thanks to Michelle & agh, forgive me that it's been so long,
    and Thanks to smash2983 to taking the time to comment,
    Much appreciated all!

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