This beautiful work of hand-built and hand-glazed art pottery is of mid-century Italian design by the studio pottery IGOR of Santo Stefano di Camastra, Sicily (c.1950s - 1970s)
Currently held on consignment at Andrews Oakville
Structured as a twin-handled vessel, the softly-exaggerated arches, curves and rounded corners echoes Modernist design influences in the design of the overall piece. The form is an excellent canvas for the handpainted glaze with its palette of an uncommonly simple combination of White, Turquoise, and Black delineations. However, the pattern is iconic in stylised symbolism which echoes the handpainted Sicilian carts that made the island of Sicily famous.
This stunning work is a rare find, from the palette and form to its condition. Stylistically timeless, this work brings a vibrant and Contemporary vibe to any room.
Excellent. No chips, cracks or repairs. Most notable wear are movement marks on the underside of the base that is commensurable with age of the piece. Please refer to photographs as they form part of the condition report. Base bears signature "IGOR S. Stefano. C."
Height: c. " / 22.6 cm tall (from base to rim) x " / 18.9 cm (across widest point). Depth: c. " / 8.7 cm Base: c. " / 8cm x c. " / 10cm.
Unpackaged weight: c 1.0 kg / 925 g
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY
IGOR Santo Stefano di Camastra c.1950s - 1970s
The art pottery studio 'Igor' was founded in the 1950s by Andrea Gerbino and Ignazio Orifici in Santo Stefano di Camastra, in the province of Messina, Italy. The town Santo Stefano di Camastra itself is known to have developed as a result of the high quality and handmade Sicilian art pottery produced there. The art pottery was typically decorated with decor taken from the island's ancient tradition of painting Sicilian carts, which have become famous worldwide.
The IGOR studio specialised in crafting tableware and tiles in the Majolica decor but like many of the skilled potters and ceramists from the town, they also produced hand-built, one-of-a-kind art pottery pieces. The studio remained active until 1970 and hosted numerous artists including Tono Zancanaro during the 1950s.