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    Sale 7578

    20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    30 April 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 58

    GIO PONTI FOR RICHARD GINORI

    MONUMENTAL URN, CIRCA 1924

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    GIO PONTI FOR RICHARD GINORI
    MONUMENTAL URN, CIRCA 1924
    hand-painted majolica
    20½ in. (52 cm.) high
    painted designer's and manufacturer's marks, numbered M982 and M206E, to underside


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    This example is a large and richly decorated illustration of Ponti's neo classical vision that defined his relationship with ceramicist Richard Ginori throughout the 1920s.

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    Literature

    Loris Manna, Gio Ponti: Le Maioliche, Milan, 2000, 00. 73-75 (designs illustrated).