Signed Alessio Tasca Wall Plate Italy circa 1958

Signed Alessio Tasca Wall Plate Italy circa 1958

390.00

This original Alessio Tasca wall plate beautifully depicts a stylised horse surrounded by foliage in 'Morelli Green' glaze on a white ground.

Stamped 'Tasca' to the base, it is a fine example of Tasca's skill at figurative painting, his collaborative development of glazes and his creation of simple but beautiful ceramic forms. This is also a lovely example of the Italian Mid-Century decorative ceramic style in general.

Alessio Tasca, now approaching 90 years of age, is one of Italy's foremost ceramicists of the 20th Century. Early in his career, he established 'Tasca Brothers' pottery along with his siblings. He received support for the development of his work from Gio Ponti and later toured and exhibited with Guido Gambone. Through these connections he became acquainted with Mario Morelli, the ceramist and glaze expert who then prepared specific shades of colours for the laboratory of the Tasca brothers. In 1957 the head of the ideal standard ceramics plant in Brescia, invited him to make some small pieces in vitreous china. As a result, in 1959, Tasca Brothers won the Palladio Prize for their work in 'Morelli Green' glaze. This plate dates from that period, roughly 1957-1960.

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DIMENSIONS:

Height 18.5 cm

Width 12.5 cm

Diameter 4.3 cm

CONDITION:

Excellent but not perfect, one tiny fleabite, 1mm tall x 2mm wide, to the glaze on the bottom rim edge, illustrated in the last two images in this listing.

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