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Zoomorphic majolica vase. S.I.C. Italy (early 1950s)

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...POTTERY, PORCELAIN & CH…20 of 45Two Art-Nouveau vases by Joseph L'Herminè Declercq, ca. 1900Anonymous Valencian vase,  (Spain, ca. 1960)
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    Posted 9 years ago

    austrohung…
    (584 items)

    Carlos's boxes in the cellar are real treasure trunks! You open a box and there's a dozen design treasures you had never ever heard of, such as this amazing bird shaped vase made in Italy in the early 1950s.

    Looking for information on S.I.C. online one finds out that S.I.C. (which stands for Scuola Italiana Ceramiche) is active at Casale Monferrato (a town in the Italian Piamonte, close to the city od Alessandria) from the early years after WWII. In 1952 the young Nino Caruso, one of the best Italian ceramic artists of today, worked for them while doing his military service in the town.

    I wrote Caruso about this vase and he answered it wasn't one of his vases, but it really looks a lot like his work from 1954, so my guess is that this kind of vase was made at S.I.C. around thhe time.

    It stands around 35 cm tall.

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    Comments

    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 years ago
      stunning vase collection , austro!!
    2. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks Sean for both your love and the kind comment!!! :)
    3. SEAN68 SEAN68, 9 years ago
      Your very welcome austro!!
    4. antiquerose antiquerose, 9 years ago
      Super Vase and Color!!!
    5. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks antiquerose!!! :)
    6. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      I would love to go through those boxes, what fun!
      I see a crane
    7. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      How are you Austro?
    8. Manikin Manikin, 9 years ago
      A beauty Austro ! :-))))))))
    9. surfdub66 surfdub66, 9 years ago
      So cool , love it :-)
    10. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks everybody for your love!!! surfdub66, valentino, nutsabotas6, agh, famatta, Mani, Moonstone, czechman, Violet, geo, vet, racer, mike, antiquerose, Sean and Amber!

      Everything's fine Amber, just too tired after the days spent in Dublin... I've realized I'm old enough to fully assimilate more than a pint of Guinness a day ;)
    11. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks for your love Radegunder!
    12. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks Hunter!!!
    13. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      I thought the purpose of Dublin was to work on your beer drinking skills? No? :))
    14. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Precisely... so sad i didn't pass the test! LOL LOL LOL

      But i found a new beer that I ABSOLUTELY love: O'Hara Nitro, an amazing and strong red Irish :) They also have a stout but couldn't find it on draught.
    15. AmberRose AmberRose, 9 years ago
      Hmmm...will have to see if it is over here. Craft brewing is super popular here. I
    16. fledermaus fledermaus, 9 years ago
      Another fantastic piece! Have a beautiful weekend.
    17. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks fledermaus! You too!
    18. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 9 years ago
      Thanks Nordicman!!
    19. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 8 years ago
      Thanks for loving EZA and GTMOOM!!!
    20. Midnight1208, 7 years ago
      Absolutely gorgeous.
    21. austrohungaro austrohungaro, 7 years ago
      Thanks midnight for your nice comment!!

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