An impressive Bitossi Italy "Seta" (Silk) tall vase, with black and gold decoration on white. This piece has a multitude of sgraffito hand carved vertical incisions and divots on the surface along with black and gold horizontal banding design. Top rim of piece is also banded in gold. Would look great with other Italian ceramics, or in a mid century modern setting. Signed on the bottom in black as "Italy 10/57 B".
In good vintage condition, with no cracks or damage - There are 3-4 small flakes to rim in the gold, a bit of wear to gold as well on the rim. A few light scratches and scuffs to body, some roughness to bottom of vase. As these are handcrafted items, there are always manufacturing divots, clay slag, glaze overrun and pops.
Measures about 10 inches tall, 4 1/2 inches wide at top.