- Gio Ponti
- Richard Ginori, Italy, 1930
- Fine glazed, red and gold plated white porcelain
- Saucer, diameter 13,8 cm, height 2,8 cm
- Cup, width 10,5, height 5,5
- All pieces signed on bottom with gold manufacture's mark [RICHARD-GINORI PITTORIA DI DOCCIA]
Ponti starts collaborating as art director with Richard-Ginori in 1923, and for about fifteen years (until 1938) he gave to the production a decisive renewal of style, which will be called the "Italian Neoclassicism".
Great innovator of decorative arts, founder in that time (1928) of legendary architecture and design magazine Domus, Gio Ponti pointed to a very high quality production reserved to an exclusive customer group, achieving a great commercial success. Under his direction Richard-Ginori partecipates to the major international exhibitions, from the Biennale of Decorative Arts in Monza in 1925, in 1927, in 1929, to the International exposition in Paris in 1937.