Ponti, an architect, writer, and painter, and a pioneer of Italy’s postwar design renaissance, served as artistic director of the Richard-Ginori ceramics firm from 1923 to 1930. During this time, Ponti focused on the Art Deco style, exemplified in this bowl. Art Deco, inspired in part by Cubism, employed linear forms to create somewhat abstracted decoration, seen here in this bowl’s vertical and horizontal striping and graphic floral motifs.
It is credited
Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment.
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Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 10.8 x 21 cm (4 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.)
It has the following markings
On underside: in stamp, overglaze black on metallic gold: "ITALIA / RICHARD GINORI / PITTORIA / DI DOCCIA / 1924"; upside-down, underglaze green: "GINORI / G"
Cite this object as
Geometria Bowl; Italy; painted and glazed porcelain; H x diam.: 10.8 x 21 cm (4 1/4 x 8 1/4 in.); Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment; 1968-146-1