Wonderful set of six (6) Bitossi Italian stoneware bird bowls. Hand painted, incised design on these birds - similar to Seta line pieces. Form looks sort of like a soup bowl, could be used as small serving bowls as well. Uncertain, but have seen it said some of these items were made for a company called Goodfriend Imports. Green smooth interior glaze, orange red and black exterior glaze. Would look wonderful with other Italian or mid century modern figural pieces. Signed on bottom with "95/607 Italy".
In good vintage condition, with no cracks or chips. One of the birds has a small flake off the nose, a lot of the other ones look like they do, but they are underglaze. Lots of manufacturing roughness, oddities and a few small nicks in glaze typical with Bitossi pieces, but overall very good. See the last photo for example. Some bowls have usage water marks to interior.
Each bowl measures about 6 1/2" long 3 1/2" widest, 4 3/4" tall at head. Will require a very large box to ship, probably 14x14x14 cube or larger.