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    Posted 3 years ago

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    When I spotted this on a top shelf I thought it was a bowl but to my surprise it's was an ashtray.

    The color's are amazing and is what caught my eye.

    3 1/2 tall
    and over 7" across she's a big one!

    Secret shop find ;)

    partial sticker still on bottom which I was careful not to remove when I cleaned. It was so dirty.

    Happy Hunting CW friends.

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      Sweet.....At least you have part of the Label!! Great Find !!
    2. AtomicDanishMod50 AtomicDanishMod50, 3 years ago
      You have an exquisite piece Of Bitossi. This is part of the “Seta" line, designed for the American luxury market in the 1950s by Aldo Londi for Bitossi. Seta translates to silk in English and these two look like they're wrapped in Thai silk.

      You have a very nice find.
      I bought a bitossi vase from a lady on a country road who was having a yard sale, how or why she had the bitossi piece blew my mind. She told me she thought it was ugly and sold it to me for a dollar, it was pristine.

      I sold it to a shop in NYC, it was later sold to Madonna. I’m not making this up. You might want to contact this guy in NYC, he might be interested in the piece, if you are willing to part with it.

      The shop is called...”The End Of History” website showing your design is here.

    3. melaniej melaniej, 3 years ago

      Thank you for the info I greatly appreciate it :)
    4. AtomicDanishMod50 AtomicDanishMod50, 3 years ago problem, you really have a very nice piece, I’m jealous!
    5. Rick55 Rick55, 3 years ago
      I agree with you Melanie, the colors are fantastic, but what really caught my eye, is all of the detail in the alternating bands : )
    6. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    7. Trey Trey, 3 years ago
      Beautiful colors:)

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