Galileo Chini Salt Glazed Earthenware Stoneware Vase
Our stoneware vase with cobalt blue salt glazed designs including palmettes and walking lions in the style of the Babylonian style is attributed to Galileo Chini (1873-1956). 30 inches tall and 14 inches across. Apparently unsigned and dating from the early 20th century, circa 1920.
In good condition, with rubbing wear visible at the rim and base, light scratches, a small nick loss, and a small area (about one inch across) of scatted silver house paint, plus some glaze imperfections.
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In 1896 Chini founded L'Arte della Ceramica and went on to achieve acclaim at national and international events including the Turin exhibitions of 1898 and 1902, and the Universal Exhibition of Paris in 1900. In 1906, Chini founded a new factory in Borgo San Lorenzo, in Mugello, called Fornaci di San Lorenzo. They produced stoneware specimens, majolica tiles and vases often covered in metallic luster glazes. Chini was a leading member of the Italian Art Nouveau Liberty style and taught at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence.