Odds and Ends of Retro Italian Pottery

The amount of knowledge I have about Italian pottery amounts to: zilch. I have not got a clue! Whereas with West German pots I’m beginning to build up a bank of knowledge about their origins, era and types, with the Italian stuff I couldn’t tell you who, what, where or when about any of it.  Never mind – I’ve got some pretty pictures of pottery in our abode, and whoever minds looking at that?

Fan shaped Italian pot, from Cawthorne Antiques, Barnsley.
Fan shaped Italian pot, from Cawthorne Antiques, Barnsley.
Small pip dish - used for our olive remains!
Small pip dish - used for our olive remains!
Bitossi penguin - my bargainous Ebay find for A's birthday!
Bitossi penguin - my bargainous Ebay find for A's birthday!

I love these things, but I really wish I knew more about them.  Because there are no obvious marks or names, it’s difficult to find out. Bitossi is fairly famous, and there are many amazing items for sale on the Luna website  (for sale in the UK) and Ebay. Definitely work a look if you like the look of the penguin!

Speaking of Ebay: I’ve just put a bit in for this Italian pin dish I’ve been watching. The sale ends tomorrow, so hopefully I shall be lucky and win it! Fingers crossed.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Tnelson says:

    Your blog is so informative … ..I just bookmarked you….keep up the good work!!!!

    1. littleowlski says:

      Thanks very much, I’m glad you’ve enjoyed reading it. Emma

  2. Retrolover says:

    I love your fanned shaped pot, very nice.

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