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Coccia Italy

Coccia Italy

I came across the first piece below earlier this year. It’s a maker I haven’t seen previously – but I was captivated by the piece.

The bowl is obviously Italian with such a delightful hand painted design, made from earthenware and cased in red leather. It is a form and style popular in Italy in the 1950s – and is most probably from the Florentine or San Marino region.

It is signed “Coccia” – but extensive searching has come up with no information about this maker – including whether it is a person or company by that name. The facebook group Midcentury Italian Ceramics and Bitossi Collectors have seen this signature on a few pieces, but again – no information has come to light about the Italian Pottery signed “Coccia”…..so if you know anything about Coccia I would love to know.

Pieces from this maker come up from time to time online, and they usually have a very similar style and painting technique….which bears a resemblance to the style often used by Fantoni.  I have included a few of them below:

Coccia Italy

Coccia Italy – Photo Ray Garrod

Coccia Italy

Coccia Italy

Coccia Italy

Coccia Italy , Photo eBay

Coccia Italy

Coccia Italy, Photo Jessica Robinson

Coccia Italy

Coccia Italy, Photo Steven Grim

 

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2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Linda Peters #

    Ray, Miguel Meirelles has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Might be worth making contact. Website: https://www.meirelles.com.au/

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    September 28, 2018
    • Ray #

      Thanks Linda, will check it out

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      September 28, 2018

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