Glazed ceramic tile designed by Gio Ponti – Titled: L’astronomia, circa 1930

Original ceramic designed and drawn by Gio Ponti – Titled: L’astronomia circa 1930.

Glazed ceramic tile with shades of red titled on lower middle and marked and numbered by the manufactory on verso. Numbering retraces designer and maker.

Designer: Gio Ponti

Maker: Richard Ginori Manufactory, Italy

Dimensions: 14.5 x 14.5 cm – 5.5 x 5.5 in.

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! Notes: In 1896 the Manufacture expands and the Ceramica Richard Ginori Company is born. The tradition of master craftsmen meets new technologies and creations are perfected through the use of new patents.

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Gio PONTI (1891 – 1979)

From 1923 the artistic direction was entrusted to the great master Gio Ponti, and the manufacture influenced the European landscape with new decorative solutions. Ponti is responsible for introducing highly innovative elements with sensitivity and respect for the taste for the ancient, and for the oriental culture.

Source: Ysebaert Louisseize Arts archives #history


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