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Anonymous porcelain zoomorphic vase (Italy, 1950s)

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_ SO 50s!32 of 33Silver Band compote, Dorothy ThorpeMayolica Gazelle vase. Ars Deruta (Italy, 1950s)
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Posted 4 years ago


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This amazing zoomorphic vase was bought in Alassio, Italy, in 1979 (the same year of the gazelle mondrianesque vase). Unfortunately it isn't signed and all you can see on the base is Made in Italy and a four digits number...

Just like it happened to the Gazelle vase, the decoration we can see on it reminds us of the avantgarde painting of the 20th Century: Roberto Matta or the Spanish Benjamín Palencia. The shape also can be compared to that of the work of sculptors such as Henry Moore or Alberto Sánchez , a Spanish artist from the 30s (here's a link to his work... don't miss it, it's truly amazing!!!:
by the way, I am thinkng of vetraio now, I'm pretty sure he'll enjoy this link).

One of the most amazing things about this vase is that the decoration seems to have been done by a great artist... it's excellently well composed, the drawing is so precise... there's no doubt it's a great work!

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  1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    very very beautiful ,love the design and the color!
  2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks Sean and Manikin!!!

    It's very beautiful indeed! One f the items that immediately caught my eye when I came to Carlos's for the fist time.
  3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Your very welcome austro! yes it caught mine indeed!
  4. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks for lovmg it Aldo and czechman!!!
  5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks Belltown and Brat for your loves!!!
  6. artislove artislove, 4 years ago
    super eye catcher!!! lovely!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Fantastic surrealist form.
    The meeting of two forms find balance.
    The decoration is wonderfully calligraphic.
    Carlos' 'eye' is keen!

    I did enjoy that Sánchez link too, Alex.
  8. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    I'm glad you did, Vet!!! He's a very special artist even if he's almost forgotten nowadays.

    Thanks for your loves Vet, artislove and famatta!!!
  9. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks DrFluffy and Sarahoff or your loves!!!!
  10. fledermaus fledermaus, 4 years ago
    This is great!
  11. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 4 years ago
    Thanks fledermaus! These Italian pottery from the 50s were something absolutely innovative, and as I mention in the post, they took a lot from the art of their time. I am glad you like it!!!
  12. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 4 years ago
    hi austro
    may i ask if you have allready asked walter del pellegrino for help?
    he's the man for italian pottery! (at least as far as i know)
    he runs a forum and it might be worth asking him:
  13. AmberRose AmberRose, 3 years ago
    A bird on a branch? Apparently I should be fired because I've missed so many of your posts. Hugs!
  14. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    Hahaha, don't worry, I've got the same feeling every day looking at items you al, shared months ago :)

    Yes, a bird on a branch... this one's an easy one ;)
  15. Pablopablo Pablopablo, 3 years ago
    this is one of my favorite things I've seen on here, and I don't even think I'm all that fond of pottery.
  16. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 3 years ago
    In that case I'm extra happy you like it that much, PABLO :)
  17. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 2 years ago
    beautiful piece!

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