Posted 6 years ago
I really enjoy mid-century Italian crafts, so this was right up my alley for five bucks. Regardless of who made it, I don't think I'll ever part with it
Its made of wound wire with a copper mane, sitting on a ceramic base. It was originally sold in an old Scottsdale equestrian-themed store called Bob's World of Horses, which is what the tag on the bottom says.
I've seen these pieces before but they've been very few and far between. Someone is attributing one to Marcello Fantoni but I'm skeptical because all of the Fantoni pieces I've seen are very brutalist with gobs of solder all over, not wound like this one, and never with a ceramic base. They are just very, very different than this. I think he's guessing.
It doesn't really matter who made it to me, just curious. I think its very classic Mid/Modern and I love it to bits!
(Vetraio likes Italian mid/mid too, I bet he'll like this!)