PAOLO DE POLI (1905-1996)
PAOLO DE POLI (1905-1996)


PAOLO DE POLI (1905-1996)
A group three ornaments, circa 1960
enamelled copper
tallest 6 ¾ in. high (17.3 cm.)
each signed De Poli to underside

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Lot Essay

Together with innovative use of vibrant colours, purity of shape was the main characteristic of the early phase of De Poli’s enamels production. In 1940s, however, De Poli initiated a collaboration with Gio Ponti to include some more unusual design. Almost reminiscent of Japanese origami, a new series was created comprising cats, fish, devils and birds as shown in the present group of enamels. In particular the bird form and the devil face are some of the most iconic piece of enamels produced during this more abstract phase.

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