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GIO PONTI (1891-1979)
THE COLLECTION OF FRANCESCO AND CHIARA CARRARO, VENICE
GIO PONTI (1891-1979)

'VASO DELLE DONNE DELLE ARCHITETTURE', AN IMPORTANT AND MONUMENTAL VASE, 1923-1930

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GIO PONTI (1891-1979)
'VASO DELLE DONNE DELLE ARCHITETTURE', AN IMPORTANT AND MONUMENTAL VASE, 1923-1930
executed by Richard Ginori, polychrome earthenware
19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) high
enameled Richard Ginori, 1036-241 E, Manifattura di Doccia, Gio Ponti, incised Italie
Provenance
Edouard Demachy, Paris;
Acquired from the above by the present owner.
Literature
P. Portoghesi, A. Pansera, Gio Ponti alla Manifattura di Doccia, Milan, 1982, pp. 106-107 for illustrations of this model from different points of view and with preparatory drawings;
L. Manna, Gio Ponti, Le Maioliche, Milan, 2000, p. 31, pl. 19 for a period image showing this model at the Richard Ginori pavilion at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes, Paris, 1925, p. 33, pl. 21 for a period image showing this model at the Richard Ginori pavilion at the II Biennale of Monza, 1925, pp. 50-53 for other examples;
D. Matteoni, Gio Ponti, Il Fascino della Ceramica, Milan, 2011, p. 53 for a similar example;
L. Malenchini, O. Rucellai, Gio Ponti and the Richard-Ginori, Milan, 2015, p. 103 for a similar example.

Lot Essay

Another example of this model was exhibited at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs Industriel Modernes, Paris, 1925. Another vase of this model is in the permanent collection of the Museo di Doccia, Sesto Fiorentino, Florence.

The present vase is regarded as one of Gio Ponti's masterpieces among his ceramic designs.

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