Ettore Sottsass, Jr. - Design New York Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Bitossi, Florence
    Acquired from the above
    Gansevoort Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1993

  • Literature

    Hans Höger, Ettore Sottsass, jun., Berlin, 1993, p. 169
    Fulvio Ferrari, Ettore Sottsass: Tutta La Ceramica, Turin, 1996, p. 139

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is from a production of 10 artist proofs executed by Bitossi, Florence, Italy. The edition of 20 was eventually produced by Mirabili and the 10 “prototype” artist proofs remained with Bitossi.

Property from a Private Collection, Bridgehampton


Prototype "Menta" totem

designed 1967, produced circa 1985
Glazed earthenware, plastic laminate-covered wood.
88 in. (223.5 cm) high, including base
Produced by Bitossi, Florence, Italy. From the production of 10 artist's proofs. Interior of one component inscribed in pen 1 di 2/PA/ES and with manufacturer's paper label printed le ceramiche di/BITOSSI.

$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $25,200

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New York Auction 9 December 2020