It is very difficult to find a collection with this many pieces. Usually 60-year-old pieces like these come up one or two at a time and in some rare occasions you might find a set of 8 full place settings.This set has 82 pieces total. 19 extra pieces to go w/ the place settings. Break down: 16 Dinner Plates, 9 bowls, 8 salad plates, 10 oval bowls, 12 half moon plates, 11 tea cups, 9 tea saucers, 1 gravy serving dish, 1 vinegar and oil server, 1 pitcher, 1 casserole bowl w/ lid, 1- 12" serving bowl, 2 - 10 3/4"serving bowls. Each piece is hand signed on the back C. VIETRI ITALY 151, the tea cups also have 40/0 on back.
The company, Ceramica Artistica Solimene C. Was created by Vincenzo Solimene of Vietri and today is is a world leader of artistic ceramics.
All CAS items are collectible but the period from 1937 to the 1950's are always in highest demand. This is because some of the most creative and innovative artists of the time worked at CAS. These included such artists as Giovannino Carrano, Antonio Franchini, Irene Kowalski, Margaret Hannash Thewalt, Carlos and Susanne Dolker, wife of the great German ceramist Richard Dolker.You are pruchasing a large collection of mid-century, hard-to-find, handmade pieces of high fired terra cotta and hand painted ceramics from C. In Vietri, Italy on the Amalfi Coast. This region has an ancient tradition of ceramic craftsmanship going back to the 15th century. These pieces are handmade, on a potter's wheel, by skilled Italian craftsmen utilizing the same techniques handed down through generations of artisans.
It's what makes them both unique and desirable. The collection is comprised of various sized plates (piatto), bowls (tazzone), teacups (tazza da the) and half moon plates (mezzaluna) and have a lead-free-glaze. The theme of these ceramic pieces is an Itilian village and is among Solimene's many themes that capture the vitality of the Italian countryside. From the marking it is well recognized that these pieces were made during the factory's most important era, the period between its founding in 1937 and the late 1950's. The number 151, within the marking, is a reference to a model or catalogue number and indicative of specific molds and glazes.
They have very seldom been used and have been in storage for many years. The pieces are in very good condition with no chips or damage of any kind. Approximate weight is 80 lbs.
VIETRI ITALY 151 MID-CENTURY Italian Ceramic Rare 82-Piece Collection" is in sale since Monday, November 3, 2014. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\European Pottery\Italian".
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