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    Posted 10 years ago

    vetraio50
    (726 items)

    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.

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    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Many thanks FineLines, elsly, Ezbzglantz & vintagemad!
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Many thanks BeauxPurdy!
    3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Many thanks BELLIN68!
    4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 10 years ago
      Many thanks u88xcq!
    5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks ho2cultcha!
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks Manikin!
    7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      I'm thinking this vase be by the firm Fratelli Fanciullacci having seen a copy of Mark hill's new ( to me) book "Alla Moda" this morning.
    8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 9 years ago
      Many thanks mustangT!
    9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks RACER4FOUR 'n GETTHATMONKEYOUTOFME!
    10. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 8 years ago
      a fun piece...
    11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks getthatmonkeyoutofme .... A long time favourite!
    12. getthatmonkeyoutofme getthatmonkeyoutofme, 8 years ago
      what for? you deserve it!
    13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 8 years ago
      Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
    14. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 7 years ago
      This is lovely Vetraio. Interesting i had a large pot with an inscribed FF on the base, researching it i came across Fratelli Fanciullaci, not that i think the vase i had was theirs but a lot i found had an FF inscribed. I was wondering, do they not always have that? as your doesn't appear to. Is it the way 'Italy' is signed that gives it away? Or can you find Italy written like that on pots by other makers do you know?
    15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks NORDICMAN 'n VINTAGEFRAN too !!!!
      FF is the sure sign of the firm for sure.
      But experience has taught me that the Italy is also a sign though others may not agree. New science. The potting style and the foot is another indicator.
    16. racer4four racer4four, 7 years ago
      Just having another look at your wonderful Fratelli Fanciullacci pieces Kevin.
      Still love them!

      I'm having a bit of a FF phase at the moment. They are getting quite pricey!
    17. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks KAREN !!!!!

      FF is no longer a sleeper!
      I'm looking for new sleepers all the time!
    18. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !!!!!
    19. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks BRATJDD !!!!!!
    20. vetraio50 vetraio50, 7 years ago
      Many thanks LAMBDA !!!!!!!
    21. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks CAPERKID 'n MANIKIN !!!!!!!
    22. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks AURA !!!!

      I felt it needed new pix too !!!!
    23. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks SKLO, RADEGRUNDER & AURA too !!!!!
    24. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
      Many thanks GETTHATMONKEYOUTOFME !!!!!
    25. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks HO2CULTCHA !!!
    26. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks THOMAS !!!!!
    27. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      It is really discreet. There's a pink that surrounds the black too.
    28. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks again, THOMAS & AURA !!!!
    29. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      MANY THANKS DLPETERSEN !!!!!
    30. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks ANIK !!!!!
    31. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
      Many thanks LISA !.!.!.!
    32. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks KIMPHOOEY !!!!
    33. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Many thanks NEWFLD !!!!!!!!
    34. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks THOMAS !.!!.!.!!.!
    35. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks COKEMAN !.LIX.!
    36. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks ANNE_DIOS !.!!.!
    37. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks KWQD !.!!.!
    38. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks BROOCHMAN !.!!.!
    39. vetraio50 vetraio50, 1 year ago
      Many thanks VYNIL & FREIHEIT !.!!.!!.!

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