30 April 2008
GIO PONTI FOR RICHARD GINORI
MONUMENTAL URN, CIRCA 1924
20½ in. (52 cm.) high
painted designer's and manufacturer's marks, numbered M982 and M206E, to underside
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Loris Manna, Gio Ponti: Le Maioliche, Milan, 2000, 00. 73-75 (designs illustrated).
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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