Corso Moncalieri 19 Torino 10131 , Italy Call Seller 39.349.856.2406


Abele Jacopi Ceramiche Lenci Abyssinian Mother '30s

$ 8,500
  • Description
    In 1919, Helen Konig and her husband Enrico Scavini, founded in Turin, Italy, a small artisan factory of wooden toys and doll furniture.
    After a few months of activity, they put into production a series of felt dolls that were soon a great commercial success and the company "Lenci" hired hundreds of employees.
    In 1925 the company participates with its dolls at the Exposition of Decorative Arts in Paris where it wins three Grand Prix, seven diplomas of honor, six gold medals and three silver ones.
    Around 1928, "Lenci" decided to undertake the production of ceramics and in the same year he presented his first creations at the International Exhibition of Turin, immediately gaining great success and the praise of Giò Ponti.
    Although the production is centered on multiples, made by casting but always individually decorated, thanks to the collaboration of about twenty great artists the creations of "Lenci" cross the boundaries of craftsmanship to achieve plastic and chromatic results of art sculpture.
    Production ceased permanently in 1964, but Lenci is still present in the italian houses as part of the present that remembers a wonderful past, made of sunday lunches and grandparents.
    Here this wonderful example of "Abyssinian Mother" designed by Abele Jacopi in '30s, with its own label on the bottom. Very good condition.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Notes: Manufacturer's logo on the bottom as shown in picture
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Glazed Ceramic
    Condition: Good. very good condition, original in all its parts
    Creation Date: circa 1930
    Styles / Movements: Art Deco, Modern, Mid Century
    Patterns: Handmade, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: O_80
    Incollect Reference #: 436818
  • Dimensions
    W. 3.94 in; H. 17.32 in; D. 5.51 in;
    W. 10 cm; H. 44 cm; D. 14 cm;
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