October 13, 2013

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Lot 484: Gio Ponti

Lot 484: Gio Ponti

Gli Amanti plate

Designed 1925, executed 1928
Transfer-printed porcelain
Richard-Ginori
Retains mark "Richard-Ginori Pittoria di Doccia 1925", "Richard * Ginori 28=1", "Made in Italy" and "Gli Amanti 1925"
1" x 13.25" diameter
LAMA would like to thank Oliva Rucellai at the Museo Richard-Ginori, Florence, for her assistance in cataloguing this work
Provenance: Private Collection, Italy;
Private Collection, United States;
Thence by descent
Literature: Richard-Ginori, Ceramiche Moderne d'Arte. Manufacturer's Catalogue. Milan: Capizzano, 1930. p 30; La Pietra, Ugo. Gio Ponti. Milan: Rizzoli, 1988. p 21.
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Inventory Id: 8522

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The unusual number of marks on an example of Richard-Ginori porcelain such as this, together with the date stamp for January 1928, indicate the possibility that the plate was made to be exhibited at the Quadriennale, Pesaro and Fiera Campionaria, Milan, 1928.

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