Vintage Alvino Bagni Horse Figurine Bitossi Mid Century Italian Art Pottery 1960's. The base glaze is a crackled off white and the decorations have been incised and then hand painted in sapphire blue, turquoise, lime green, red, orange, and tan glazing.The crackling in the glaze is part of the firing process of this kind of glaze and is not crazing. Stunning piece perfect table side, or gracing a bookshelf. Nice Medium Size Piece makes it a perfect center of attention item. Weight 1 lb 14 oz. Was born in 1919 in Lastra a Signa in the environs of Florence. His boyhood and adolescence were spent without his father; as a communist, he had been exiled under Italian fascism. The young Bagni learned the basics of drawing and clay modeling under the tutelage of artist/sculptor Torello Santini. Bagni's interest in ceramics-a locally important industry-grew, and he found work at Arnaldo Pugi's furnace in Ponte a Signa. Following WWII, Pugi helped him finance the opening of his own studio, BAGNI CERAMICHE, where several family members including wife Gina were employed.
Gina would work along side Bagni throughout his career. 3,500 elephant-head plates bearing the slogan "I like Ike" were manufactured for export during Eisenhower's 1952 US presidential campaign-an early and prophetic commission: the large majority of Bagni's work would be for the US market. In the 1950s and'60s Bagni established fundamental collaborations with Bitossi Ceramiche in nearby Montelupo Fiorentino and with the import companies Rosenthal Netter and Raymor, the latter being a dominant American firm.
These relationships allowed Bagni to open a larger, better-equipped factory where he was able to surround himself with highly skilled artists-Enzo Borgini, M. Mannori, Remo Buti, and Michelangelo Santonocito among them. Bagni produced a stunning variety of designs for Raymor, including some highly individualistic studio work. He was always experimenting with glazes and produced some truly radical combinations and colors schemes. A case in point is the'Sea Garden' décor, an unusual mix of turquoise, blue, green, yellow, brown, and black.Bagni often incorporated metal rings or other pieces with his ceramic designs. Give our store a quick follow to keep up to date on all our new incoming stock. Need something special be sure to drop us a line.
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