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Documentation Signed
Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
Materials Ceramic mounted on Marble
W. 13 in; H. 18.5 in; Diam. 11 in;
W. 33.02 cm; H. 46.99 cm; Diam. 27.94 cm;
Condition Good. Excellent
Creation Date 1974
Description Signed large abstract ceramic studio sculpture by Italian artist Marcello Fantoni.
An abstract shaped rare ceramic form with a white gray slightly tinged with blue glaze which Fantoni often used on his studio sculptures.
Signed Fantoni 1974. The sculpture is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or restorations.
It is mounted on a white marble base that shows two minor chips shown.
Born in Florence on October 1, 1915, Marcello Fantoni registered at the Institute of Art at Porta Romana in 1927 to attend the course The Art of Ceramics, which at that time was taught by the ceramist Carlo Guerrini, artistic director of the Cantagalli factory.
Other teachers also contributed to his artistic formation including Libero Andreotti and Bruno Innocenti in sculpture and Gianni Vagnetti in the figure. Other influences certainly were Lucio Fontana.
He graduated in '34 as a 'maestro' of art, and began working as a ceramist. In 1936, after having worked for a few months as the artistic director of a factory in Perugia, he established himself in the stables of Villa Fabbricotti in Florence and established the Fantoni Ceramic studio.
Fantoni died in 2011.

18.5” h x 13” w X 11” d

Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 435627
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