Rare Large-Scale Ewer by Salvatore Meli

Italy | c. 1956

Glazed ceramic. Hand-formed sculptural vessel with abstract surface decoration in green & cream. Sicilian-born and active in Rome, Salvatore Meli drew from the richness and dignity of Etruscan and Greek pottery, establishing a style that was distinct from his contemporaries. Pieces by Meli are very rare to find. 

h. 25.25"
w. 19.0"
d. 9.5"
Condition: Good condition with a few repairs.
Artist-signed near bottom. Published: Domus n. 288, November 1953, p. 43.
Ref: 09 SML 01

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