A beautiful large Bitossi Portofino modernist Italian vase designed by Aldo Londi and distributed by Raymor. Blue and green glaze background, with incised plant and leaf decor on the side. We have seen this exact vase in one of the Bitossi catalogs with the pattern labeled as Portofino, uncommon decor to come across nowadays. Originally had thought it might be a lamp base, but the catalog states it as a large vase. Would look great with other Italian mid century modern ceramics. Marked on the bottom with Italy 5267.
In good vintage condition, with no cracks or chips - except there are 2 flake nicks in glaze on the rim at top, possibly one related to firing. Some crazing, clay slag, glaze errors. A few paint flecks here and there.
Measures about 12 1/2" tall, 9" widest, 2 1/2" wide at mouth. Will require a very large box to ship, we will try Fed Ex if cheaper.