This Italian design serveware ceramic set of three pottery items is composed of a jug, a pitcher and a little sweets bowl or tray. The set dating back to 1930s was created by Lenci manufacture, established in Turin in 1919. The matte ivory beige background is enriched with floral patterns throughout both on the body and on handles of these gorgeous vessel group. The flowers’ decoration is rendered in a soft palette of colors with different shades of yellow, orange and pink outlined with a black contour line along the flower’s decoration edges. The all purpose carafe has a long neck and an awesome Amphora shape, the pot-bellied decanter bottle has a nice molded nozzle while the round shaped tray has a pleasant curly handle. These objects of everyday use have simple clear lines and modernist forms, perfect as a table set for wine or water. The little bowl could be used as a sweet tray, sugar bowl or candleholder. These ceramics are ready to embellish your dining table or to be displayed in a vitrine cabinet or as a centrepiece on a sideboard. Stamped with Lenci made in Italy mark and original manufacturer label. Both the jars and the little tray are in perfect vintage condition, no chippings or cracks. price is for set of three, each item can be sold individually, please send a message for a customized offer. Shipping is complimentary.
Measures: Bottles height 22 cm, diameter 18, tray height 12 cm diameter 11 cm.
Lenci Manufacturing started with the production of dolls and toys, in 1927 the company decided to expand its production to a line of figurines and objects in enameled ceramic. In 1928, this led to a very rich catalogue of statuettes and objects that immediately became the fashion for Italian middle and upper classes and bourgeoisie. In order to attain this goal, the manufacturing company availed itself of the creative collaboration of important Turin-born artists such as Sandro Vacchetti, Gigi Chessa, Mario Sturani, Abele Jacopi, Ines and Giovanni Grande, Felice Tosalli and even the owner of the company herself, Helen König Scavini during the full-blown 1930s. The manufacture closed and stopped its production in 1964.
Bibliography: A. Panzetta, Le ceramiche Lenci. Catalogo dell’Archivio storico 1928-1964, Allemandi, Torino 1992, cat. nn. 1464, 1465, 1467, pp. 343-344.
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