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    Posted 7 years ago

    Mrs.Tun3chi
    (15 items)

    Hello,
    Another find at my local thrift store.
    Can anyone tell me information on this piece.
    Any help will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    MT

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    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      A Greek pot with Italian connections. IKAROS RODOS.

      That final Sigma on your pot is an indicator of the time period: 1950 - 1955.

      In 1947 Rhodes was annexed to Greece and after three years (1950) the manufactory was sold to a local businessman named Kostas Hadjikostantis at a public auction. Although the name was changed to IKAROS, the new owner kept the designs and shapes of the previous manufactory. As was previously mentioned, Egon Huber probably remained as the technical director and Spyros Oikonomidis became the artistic director of the factory.

      During the 1st Greek period (1947-1948 and the beginning of 1949) the signature at the back of the ceramics was IKAPO ????? (????? was written with the Greek letter P that is the English R & ????? is Greek for Rhodes).

      After 1950 (2nd Greek Period) we found signs as IKAPO? ????? ?201 (The name IKAP?? includes the letter ? in Greek that is the final S in English and also a letter & a number to categorize the item). After 1955/1960 we found signs as “Hand Painted in Rhodes by IKAROS Pottery A 209” using the English R in the word IKAROS.

      IKAROS production was very active for the first years. But the period followed was not easy and the factory came to an almost collapse in 1984. Local businessmen attempted to save the company which finally closed after the tragic death of K. Hadjikostantis and his wife in a car accident.

      http://www.ceramopolis.com/?page_id=692
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Those question marks are an indicator that CW still does not have Greek script! Sorry!

      If you go to the link you will be able to see the Greek forms.
    3. Mrs.Tun3chi Mrs.Tun3chi, 7 years ago
      Thank you Vetraio50 for the info :)
      I had did a little research on the piece, and saw that article. The article does mention that it rare to find information on the maker of this piece.
      Would you happen to know if this maker or work of this maker is collectable since it is mid 20th century?
      And thanks again!
      MT
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      I believe to be a new offshoot of Italian pottery collecting.
    5. Mrs.Tun3chi Mrs.Tun3chi, 7 years ago
      Thanks vetraio50!
      :)

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