Gio Ponti - The Betty Lee and Aaron Stern Collection New York Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Loris Manna, Gio Ponti: Le Maioliche, Milan, 2000, pp. 210-11Dario Matteoni, ed., Gio Ponti: il fascino della ceramic, fascination for ceramics, exh. cat., Spazio Eventi Grattacielo Pirelli, Milan, 2011, p. 126

  • Artist Biography

    Gio Ponti

    Italian • 1891 - 1979

    Among the most prolific talents to grace twentieth-century design, Gio Ponti defied categorization. Though trained as an architect, he made major contributions to the decorative arts, designing in such disparate materials as ceramics, glass, wood and metal. A gale force of interdisciplinary creativity, Ponti embraced new materials like plastic and aluminum but employed traditional materials such as marble and wood in original, unconventional ways.

    In the industrial realm, he designed buildings, cars, machinery and appliances — notably, the La Cornuta espresso machine for La Pavoni — and founded the ADI (Industrial Designer Association). Among the most special works by Gio Ponti are those that he made in collaboration with master craftsmen such as the cabinetmaker Giordano Chiesa, the illustrator Piero Fornasetti and the enamellist Paolo de Poli.

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"La Mie Terre" vase, model no. 1175

circa 1928
Glazed earthenware.
12 1/2 in. (31.8 cm) high
Manufactured by Richard-Ginori, Italy. Underside signed in blue underglaze with firm's mark and Ginori/1175-361E.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $6,250

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The Betty Lee and Aaron Stern Collection

New York 17 December 2013 10am