Italian Ceramic Orange Horse by Aldo Londi for Bitossi (circa 1960s)
Italian ceramic orange horse by Aldo Londi for Bitossi (circa 1960s). A very iconic vintage design, decorated parade horse with sunflower motifs in 'Hermès orange'. Weighty and substantial, the piece will be a wonderful addition to your home or work place. In good vintage condition commensurate with age. Upon request, a video clip of the piece may be provided for added context. Signed: 'B164 Italy' - typical maker's mark for Bitossi in the 1960s.
About the Artist: Aldo Londi was born in Montelupo, Italy in 1911 and started working for a ceramics manufacturer when he was 11 years old. After being taken prison in S. Africa during WWII, he returned to Italy and in 1946 was appointed artistic director at Bitossi. He held that position for over 50 years and created thousands of designs for vases, jugs, animals, candle stick holders and other objects. Aldo Londi passed away in 2003.
H 24 cm (9.4")
W 26.5 cm (10.4")
D 9.5 cm (3.7")