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The Hospitality. Gio Ponti and Salvatore Saponaro, Milan 1925 ca.

Description:

White glazed earthenware depicting ‘Hospitality’ represented by a maiden carrying a tray with a chalice and bread, at her feet an arched architectural door. Under the base the green mark of the San Cristoforo manufactory, Milan, ‘Richard Ginori – made in Italy’. Production Gio Ponti (1891-1979) with Salvatore Saponaro (1888-1970).
Two examples are known to belong to the Civiche Raccolte Artistiche, at the Castello Sforzesco of Milan, one of which is painted in polychrome.

Dimensions: 63 x 29 x 16 cm

CODE: OGANCE0192953

Bibliography:

– L. Frescobaldi Malenchini, M. T. Giovannini, O. Rucellai, Gio Ponti. La collezione del Museo Richard-Ginori della Manifattura di Doccia, Maretti, Firenze 2015, p. 253;
– M. F. Giubilei e V. Terraroli, La forza della modernità. Arti in Italia 1920-1950, Fondazione Ragghianti, Lucca 2013, pp. 173, 346;
Gio Ponti. il fascino della ceramica, Silvana Editoriale, Cinisello Balsamo 2011, p. 156;
– E. Gaudenzi, Novecento. Ceramiche italiane. Protagonisti e opere del XX secolo, Faenza Editrice, Faenza, 2006, vol I, p. 33.

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