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European Art Pottery1851 of 2014Primitive Pottery Bird~France~Marked & w/remains of old sticker~Look Familiar?ZUID HOLLAND GIN BOTTLE
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Posted 5 years ago


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I have collected a few of the pieces by De Simone over the years. I like the vibrancy of this faience/faenza. De Simone is a firm begun by Giovanni De Simone in Palermo Sicily in the early fifties in the area around Piazza Leoni 2 ( the Jewish Quarter of this historic city). In the early days the work was mostly home-wares and decorative tiles in the traditional manner. But at the end of the fifties they were producing a much more colourful and humourous range of articles characterized by thick glazes. The firm then set up in Rome as well because of their successes where the family business continues today.
The plate is 19cm (7.5 inches) in diameter.
The bowl is 28 cm (11.2 inches) in diameter and 10 cm ( 4")deep.
I like the 'cubist' references in the work of Giovanni De Simone.
Perhaps the bowl is for a fish pasta?


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks scandinavian_pieces!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Hey Sean, many thanks!
  3. bratjdd bratjdd, 5 years ago
    vetraio50, I am in-love with the Colors they are all beautiful. Thanks for sharing
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks inky & bratjdd!
  5. Budek Budek, 5 years ago
    Hello Friend,
    A delight to behold, just Beautiful! There's passion in the brilliance.
    I have a De Simone lamp table that lights up a room.
    Oh that Italian pottery,.....deserves an ode
  6. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    I like the fish catching a fish idea. Or are they talking?
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Budek. And thanks for that idea, Amber, hadn't occurred but it has stirred! Perhaps it's related to that Japanese Koi plate from Hiroshima?
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    How did it all go? You survived!
  9. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks Manikin!
  10. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    We had a blast. Kids went up and down that huge inflatable slide a million times (I went a couple myself) and the rain held off. Some of my favorite parents stayed so we had adult beverage and chat and even decided to form a book club. Ice cream cake was a hit as were our creative goodie bags for the kids. Daughter was super happy, which was the point.
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Time and effort well spent! Congratulations!
  12. AmberRose AmberRose, 5 years ago
    Thanks you guys! My baby girl is getting big at eight!
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
    Many thanks mustangT!
  14. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Many thanks for the loves TOM31675!

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