Posted 4 years ago
I have collected a few of the pieces by De Simone over the years. I like the vibrancy of this faience/faenza. De Simone is a firm begun by Giovanni De Simone in Palermo Sicily in the early fifties in the area around Piazza Leoni 2 ( the Jewish Quarter of this historic city). In the early days the work was mostly home-wares and decorative tiles in the traditional manner. But at the end of the fifties they were producing a much more colourful and humourous range of articles characterized by thick glazes. The firm then set up in Rome as well because of their successes where the family business continues today.
The plate is 19cm (7.5 inches) in diameter.
The bowl is 28 cm (11.2 inches) in diameter and 10 cm ( 4")deep.
I like the 'cubist' references in the work of Giovanni De Simone.
Perhaps the bowl is for a fish pasta?