20th Century Italian Metal Sculpture, Fish on a Wood Base by Marcello Fantoni
A vintage Mid-Century modern Italian abstract metal sculpture, a fish on a wood base, signed by Marcello Fantoni, in good condition. As seen in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum and the Victoria Albert Museum in London. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1950, Italy.
Marcello Fantoni was an Italian designer and producer born in 1915 Florence, Italy and passed away in 2011. In 1927, Fantoni started his apprentice at the Institute of Art at Porta Romana, and received his masters in 1934. Fantoni opened soon his own ceramic studio, where he designed and produced unique pieces. His works were displayed in private collections and in the most important museum of the world. In 1970, he founded the International School of Ceramic Arts in Florence, Italy.
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 10" H x 14" W x 3.75" D