Posted 10 years ago
The vase was bought at a Saturday morning market in Surry Hills in Sydney, Australia. It is hand-potted and is a "touchie-feelie". I think the technical term for the body is "chamotte", but I've also seen the term "stucco" used to describe the surface of the vase. It has a grainy feel to it. It's very tactile and when you touch it or tap it at the rim you get a clear bell tone. It sings.
The background is light blue and the decoration is incised into the surface in triangular blocks and rectangles.
The animals might be two foxes hunting another animal ( a deer, a donkey, a giraffe...?). The animals and the dice-like objects are decorated with very light pink enamel dots. These animals are quite similar to the work of Aldo Londi. Londi worked for a short time for Fratelli Fanciullacci before joining Bitossi in 1935.
Very different, it wants to be turned and felt.
It is 21.5 cm/ 8.5 inches tall.
The signature is the familiar brush-stroked "Italy" and some digits that I read as being 7177.