Olga Finzi Baldi Vase. Sold
Olga Finzi Baldi is a well-known Italian silversmith of the mid 20th-century. She designed jewelry and hollowware and was perhaps best known for the Manhattan tea set which was made for and exhibited at the World Exposition in Brussels in 1958. In 1967, she opened a studio in Milan at Porta Vigentina 19. She designed many exhibition pieces, as well as a range of commercial work.
This vase is a magnificent example of the late work of Olga Finzi Baldi, one of the most celebrated mid-century European silversmiths. It was designed 1989 and is one of two or three made by her. One is in the Applied art collections of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan and another, I think in a private Italian collection.
This one was in an exhibition of Italian crafts called Nientedimeno/Nothing Less. 1945-2000 – La forza del design femminile (The Strength of Female design). This exhibition traveled to museums around the world and finally, it was purchased at its last venue, the Keith Lipert Gallery in Washington D.C., where the objects were for the first time offered for sale. The original receipt will be given to the purchaser.
Height: 18 inches to the top of the handle and spout
Weight: 39 troy ounces
Marked: The Italian national mark with her number 756.
(She registered her studio in 1956)
There is a paste on label on the bottom with her studio’s name and address