Antonio Zen - figurine - Ceramic

Description
Antonio Zen - figurine - Ceramic
Italy - 1920-1949

A work by the great Antonio Zen. Simply marvellous, large sized, wonderful poses and colours, featured in the Zen catalogue.
Son of Venetian ceramist Giovanni Battista, Antonio Zen was born in Nove, province of Vicenza, in 1871.
He studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Venice and at the school of ceramics of Nove.
In 1885 he opens, together with his father, the ceramic factory ‘G.B. Zen & Figlio".
After his father’s death, Antonio Zen became the factory owner, he associated with Demetrio Primon, expanded the factory and changed its name into ‘A. Zen Ceramiche’.
In 1914 he was appointed mayor of Nove city.
In the 1930s, after his son Giovanni Battista joined the company, the business name became ‘A. Zen & Figlio’. The factory had approximately 70 employees, three electrical and three wood-fired kilns. A large part of the production was exported to Americas.
He was a highly skilled ceramist and sculptor of remarkable reputation, his works are displayed in many exhibitions, both in Italy and abroad.
Some of his works are exhibited at trade fairs in Padua, Milan, Barcelona etc.
Antonio Zen died in Nove in 1944.

Lot details
Object
figurine
Material
Ceramic
Designer/ Artist
Antonio Zen
Estimated Period
1920-1949
Country of Origin
Italy
Condition
Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
Dimensions
34×20×15 cm
Weight
1900 g
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