Mid 20th century, Italy
Very beautiful colors of yellow, black and grey leaves. On a white base. Cast iron footing. It is in great condition. Very beautiful. It has hand written signatures on one side and also on the bottom. 1-19-212A followed by signature . Its measurements are as follows; 27 inches tall and 7 inches wide. Very beautiful piece.
Ernestine Cannon (1904-1969), also known as Ernestine Virden-Cannon, was an American ceramicist and designer of dinner ware whose business, Ernestine, was based in Italy. Cannon lived in Salerno during the Second World War, where in 1948 she established her business in response to the post-war poverty she saw there. In 1949 the earthenware produced to Cannon's designs was featured at a Pittsburgh trade show by her exclusive representatives Fisher, Bruce & Co, bringing wider attention to her work and leading to its sale through department stores such as Neiman Marcus. In 1951 Cannon was awarded a Neiman Marcus Fashion Award, the reason given that her "creative designs" had "brought new life to the ceramic industry of Italy.
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