Lot 167: Ettore Sottsass, Bottle vase, around 1956
July 1, 2010
Munich, GermanyLive Auction
Description: From the design series "Rocchetto", 1956-59. Manufactured by Bitossi, Montelupo Fiorentino, Italy for Raymor (Richard Morgenthau & Co.), New York. Sand colored stoneware, circulating in differently broad horizontal strips multicolor matt and shining glazed, among other things with opaque white craquelling glaze and lava-like matte glaze. Ground marked: 1390 A, ITALY (black glaze, painted), original sales label of the company Raymor 'MODERN in the TRADITION of GOOD TASTE raymor' with number 2619, BIT (abbreviation for Bitossi). H. 28.5 cm.
Artist or Maker: Ettore Sottsass
Literature: Vgl. Emanuele Gaudenzi, Novecento Ceramiche Italiane, protagonisti e opere del XX secolo - Volume 2, Faenza 2005, S. 131.