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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Italian dove bowl

I've had a run of luck lately. First, I got the Alvino Bagni ashtray on eBay for $20, and a couple of days later, I got this Bitossi dove bowl, made for Goodfriend Imports in the 1950s, for less than $10. The glaze on the outside is a warm golden brown with incised hearts, and on the inside it's a deep maroon. We have a number of white-winged doves in the trees in our back yard that sing to us every evening, so I'm especially fond of this piece.

Both pieces have made their way to my room divider and are right at home with the other Italian and West German ceramics in my collection.

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