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Porcelain hands, Gio Ponti. Richard Ginori, 1930s.

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    Posted 7 years ago

    austrohung…
    (584 items)

    When a couple of days ago Sean shared his great porcelain glove moulds I just had to look up the bookshelf and take a look at our porcelain hands they reminded of so much. I had taken pictures of them not long ago, so I couldn't help writing this comment “'you're gonna make me work a lot to post a simmilar -and older- item in our colection ;)”. And I've been a hard worker and here are the pictures of these great hands/gloves.

    They were designed by Gio Ponti for the Richard Ginori ceramics brand in the 1930s. They can be found both in glossy and rough finishing, and every glove is different in both size and decoration (I guess there's limited number of models... so far we've got 8 hands and at least 5 or 6 different models) and, of course, they can be right or left hands. They're usually numbered and bear the Richard Ginori stamp.

    I've just found one on the internet that was sold on an auction, and they say it comes from around 1935. (http://www.artvalue.com/auctionresult—ponti-gio-1891-1979-italy-mano-a-tutto-tondo-in-porcella-1496779.htm).

    In the Gio Ponti book edited by Ugo La Pietra for Rizzoli an image of two simmilar but ornated hands (The Sorceress Hand and The Flowering Hand) appears among the works he designed for Ginori in the 1930s, although the simple ones could have been produced later. I guess we need an expert that will tell us about this.

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    1. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      They're awesome
    2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks for your love Amaithena!!! You've been "my first love" today ;)
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      LOL!!!! You were not kidding!!! Laugh out Loud!!! These are stunning !!! by the way , I did get a candlestick that looks great my hands!!
    4. Aimathena Aimathena, 7 years ago
      You're most welcome, have a great weekend :)
    5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks Sean!!!

      The GULDKROKEN -HJO candleholder, isn't it? It is a great design!!!

      As soon as I have some time (we're receiving weekend guests in a while) I'll change last image and share one showing how two of those hands are displayed at home... you're going to love it!!!
    6. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      Your very welcome austro !! Yes it is the GULDKROKEN!!! , Well I cant wait to see the display !!! I will love it!!!
    7. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      I think you will, SEan.

      Thanks for your love, Amber!!!
    8. AmberRose AmberRose, 7 years ago
      Morning (for me) Austro! Just having a cup of coffee and looking at pretty pictures. I need to get into this hand mold club :))
    9. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Hi Amber! Morning here too... well, past noon, but just had another cup of rooibos and we still have around two hours left untill lunch :)

      Who knows, maybe you'll run into one soon! :)
    10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Just amazing!
    11. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks Vet!!!

      Gio Ponti is one of Carlos's passions in design. No wonder why he got so many of these :)
    12. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks for your love, Dr. Fluffy!!!
    13. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks for loving them agh and PhilDavidAlexanderMorris!!!
    14. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks GTMOOM!!!
    15. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Love these too.
      I can imagine you and Sean on opposite sides of the world "waving" to each other!
    16. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks for loving it racer, inky and mike!!!

      LOL, racer!

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