Guido Andlovitz Tile
Guido Andlovitz Tile
Designer: Attributed to Guido Andlovitz (1900 – 1965)
Item: Pair of Glazed Ceramic Tiles in Original Iron Table Mount
Manufactured by: Industria Ceramica Salernitana
Country of origin: Italy
Year made: Circa 1930s
Materials: Ceramic and Iron
Dimensions: Overall in mount 8 ¾” x 8”. Tiles are each 6” x 6”
Description: When we purchased this the seller was attributing it to Gio Ponti based on stylistic considerations, which we could understand. After considerable research we now strongly believe this to be the work of Guido Andlovitz (sometimes spelled Andloviz), another important and highly sought after Italian designer well known for his ceramic works. Our research found one other double tile by a different artist, but in this exact same iron mount. That work was produced by Industria Ceramica Salernitana, another famed Italian deco era ceramics firm. If you Google that firm you will find an image of that work. Andlovitz also designed for Industria Ceramica Salernitana. After looking at many other examples of Andlovtiz’s work on plates, vases, urns, serving vessels, etc., we are confident that this is his work. We note that in the other works that can be found online Andlovitz often placed his figures in a more open background and his choice of colors and decorative elements is quite similar to these tiles. If you believe we are incorrect and have more concrete information about this object please email us.
Condition: One tile very good, the other just good. The tile with the white background and man with hat is in very good condition with only very slight crackle in the glaze in a few places that is almost imperceptible to the eye. I needed a magnifier to really see it. The other tile with the dancing man and pinkish background is bruised in the blue section of the sky where it likely fell face down and lost a small piece of glaze and then someone tried to color it in. That tile has more noticeable crackle in the finish. The iron is rusting and clearly has the appropriate age, which we chose to leave as is.