This object is eligible for a Certificate of BADA Provenance

To be exhibited at

BADA 2020

Signed to the rear by Fantoni himself, dated 1980

Also signed to the plinth

Italy, circa 1980

Provenance: sourced directly from the Fantoni family

Marcello Fantoni

Born in Florence on October 1, 1915, Marcello Fantoni registered at the Institute of Art at Porta Romana in 1927 to attend the course The Art of Ceramics, which at that time was taught by the ceramist Carlo Guerrini, artistic director of the Cantagalli factory.

Other teachers also contributed to his artistic formation including Libero Andreotti and Bruno Innocenti in sculpture and Gianni Vagnetti in the figure. He graduated in '34 as a 'maestro' of art, and began working as a ceramist.

In 1936, after having worked for a few months as the artistic director of a factory in Perugia, he established himself in the stables of Villa Fabbricotti in Florence and established the Fantoni Ceramic studio.


39cm wide x 39cm high x 8cm deep (64cm high with the plinth)

Condition report

some minor chips and scratches commensurate with its age and use, please see photos or ask for full condition report
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