MID CENTURY ITALIAN POTTERY WALL CHARGER FEATURING AN INTERPRETATION OF THE ORIGINAL WORK BY VINCENT VAN GOUGH “CONTADINO”

SUPERB MID CENTURY ITALIAN POTTERY WALL CHARGER FEATURING AN INTERPRETATION OF THE ORIGINAL WORK BY VINCENT VAN GOUGH “CONTADINO” (ITALIAN FOR FARMER)

THIS OVAL WALL CHARGER IS DATED TO 1957 MEANING IT WAS EXECUTED A MERE 69 YEARS AFTER THE ORIGINAL 1888 OIL PAINTING BY VAN GOUGH HIMSELF

A STUNNING RENDITION, BEAUTIFULLY COLOURED AND OF VERY LARGE PROPORTIONS

THE BRUSH WORK IS EXQUISITE AND HAS OBVIOUSLY BEEN CRAFTED BY A TALENTED ARTIST

THE REAR OF THE CHARGER HAS TWO HOLES TO THE BASE RIM FOR WALL HANGING IF DESIRED

TEXT INCLUDES “DA VAN GOUGH CONTADINO”…. “NOVE P.T.” …. PLUS A SIGNATURE AND DATE FOR 57

THE BLUE TEXT “ITALY” BENEATH APPEARS TO BE ABOVE THE GLAZE AND HAS WORN OFF SOMEWHAT AS NOTED

THE CHARGER IS ALSO IMPRESSED “ITALY” NEAR THE UNDERSIDE BASE

MEASURING 550MM IN LENGTH BY 245MM WIDE BY 55MM TALL… IT IS VERY LARGE

WEIGHING 1.45KGS

OFFERED IN EXCELLENT VINTAGE ORDER

CIRCA MID CENTURY ITALY

 

NOVE IS A TOWN WITHIN THE PROVINCE OF VICENZA IN THE REGION OF VENETO, NORTH-EASTERN ITALY, WITH JUST OVER 5,000 INHABITANTS

IT IS LOCATED ON THE BRENTA RIVER, NEAR MAROSTICA AND BASSANO DEL GRAPPA AND IS HOME TO A LOCAL NETWORK OF CERAMIC INDUSTRIES AND STUDIOS

THE NAME OF THE TOWN COMES FROM THE ANTIQUE ITALIAN WORD NOVE MEANING “NEW”

THE LANDS WHERE THE TOWN IS LOCATED WERE CONSIDERED NEW BECAUSE OF THE LOWERING OF THE LEVEL OF THE BRENTA RIVER REVEALING A SOFT RICH CLAY

THE FIRST ARTISANS OF THE AREA STARTED USING THIS CLAY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF POTTERY

THE TOWN HAS A BEAUTIFUL CERAMIC MUSEUM WITH A PABLO PICASSO GALLIPOT AND OTHER IMPORTANT PIECES FROM THE 18TH AND 19TH CENTURY

STUDIO

$750.00

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