SOLD Regular price $295.00


A tall white wine decanter with stopper and funnel produced by CAF in the 1950s for the US importer Raymor.  it is decorated with an all over pattern of gold 'stars' in the form of asterisks on a glossy white ground and is in perfect vintage condition.  Marked on the bottom with the form number and size designation along with the name of the importer and the country of origin.

C.A.F. (CERAMICHE ARTISTICHE FAMILIARI) was founded in 1951 by the painter and ceramist Nicola Ciavardoni.  Born in 1923 in Castelli, in the province of Teramo, Nicola Ciavardoni attended the painting course at the local Art Institute, where he graduated in 1940.  In the early 1940s, together with his friend Pasquale Sciannella , he opened a ceramic workshop in some rooms of his home in via Gesualdo Fuina. In the following years he collaborated with the castellane manufactories " Vitta", "Troisi" and "SPICA".  In 1946 he moved to Albisola and joined the Mazzotti family as a decorator for the production of artistic ceramics "MGA".  In 1948 he was hired by the manufacturer Ugo Michielotto at his factory "Ceramiche Italia", and in 1951 he opened his own workshop for the production of artistic ceramics in both traditional and modern styles, called "CAF" (Family Artistic Ceramics) based in Albisola Capo Corso Ferrari 128, which remained active until 1988.  Nicola Ciavardoni died in Albisola in 2003.

Manufacturer C.A.F. (Ceramiche Artistiche Familiari)
Design Period 1960 to 1969
Production Period 1960 to 1969
Country of Manufacture Italy
Identifying Marks This piece has been attributed based on archival documentation, such as vintage catalogs, designer records, or other literature sources
Style Vintage, Mid-Century, Italian Modern, Minimalist, Modernist
Detailed Condition Excellent — This vintage piece is in near original condition. It may show minimal traces of use and/or have slight restorations.
Product Code
Materials Ceramic
Color Gold, white
Width 4.0 inch
Depth 4.0 inch
Height 14.0 inch
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