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Does anyone have any information about Italica ARS

Post by seandux on May 14th 2018, 10:28 pm

Hi. Hope someone might be able to shed some light on this piece I found in the North West of England. Marked on the base simply with a raised ITALICA ARS. I have found out that the company Italica ARS where based in Florence from the beginning of the 20th century and went into liquidation in 2009 and many of their pieces bear a striking similarity to items by Bitossi. Also the pieces I have seen seem to have a printed mark rather than the raised mark on this dish. The dish measures 29 cm x 13 cm x 10 cm (L x W x H) and weighs just over 700 gm. If anyone can shed any light on date of manufacture or any further info about the company it would be much appreciated. Thanks







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Post by NaomiM on May 14th 2018, 10:47 pm

The Bitossi manufacturing group supplied clays and glazes to many pottery factories round Europe in the 20thC to date, hence the similarities.

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Post by seandux on May 15th 2018, 7:06 am

I've also been trying to work out what the decoration is and the best I've come up with so far is a closed water lily. Anyone any other ideas?
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Post by NaomiM on May 15th 2018, 10:20 am

I think itís an orange, leaves and lemon in a basket. Not sure why they just used an all over green glaze rather than green orange and yellow. Maybe a 70s-80s date? But not a form Iíve come across before.

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