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Ceramic Moneyboxes or "Contenitori per Desideri", 1966

Documentation Documented elsewhere (exact item)
Documentation Notes Flaminio Gualdoni's catalogue
Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
Materials Enameled Stoneware
W. 4.7 in; H. 5.3 in; D. 4.1 in;
W. 11.94 cm; H. 13.46 cm; D. 10.41 cm;
Condition Good. Although these pieces are stock found and have never been used, one has a small chip on the edge. One contains a coin.
Creation Date 1966
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description These ceramic moneyboxes with geometrical decorative shapes were designed by Italian ceramicist Ambrogio pozzi. They are model Cu, Es, Pi.
They are called "Contenitori per desideri", Italian for "containers for wishes". Inspired by a buddhist ceremony, they are meant to safeguard secret wishes, waiting for them to come true. There is no way to pull out what was inserted without breaking the piece. All published.
Dimensions in inches (H x W x D): 5,3 x 4,7 x 4,1; 4,3 x 4,3 x 4,3; 5,1 x 4,7 x 4,7
Styles / Movements Art Pottery, Minimalist, Modern
Book References F. Gualdoni, "Ambrogio Pozzi, storie di forme 1950 - 2000", Electa 2000
Incollect Reference Number 274308
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