At the end of World War II, Colorificio, the parent company of Bitossi took control of Fratelli Fanciullacci but allowed the family to operate the factory with very little corporate interference. On November 4, 1966 the Arno River flooded. It was the worst flood since 1557. Many people died and many of the art treasures, ancient manuscripts and monuments of Florence were lost.
More than forty years later restoration and preservation work still continues. In Montelupo Fiorentino the Fratelli Fanciullacci was hard hit. More than a thousand priceless moulds, many dating back to companys founding in 1911, were lost.
The kilns were destroyed, the raw clay inventory was wiped out as was the company inventory of finished products destined for export to the U. The company closed down operations for more than a year and without work many of the firms most talented artist and craftsmen left the area to find work and new housing for their families.
Some production was shifted to a new temporary factory in Florence while the Montelupo site was being renovated. Production and quality slipped dramatically in Montelupo after 1966 and this is the year given by collectors as the last of the Fanciullacci ceramics worthy of collecting. Fratelli Fanciullacci made a brave attempt to re-establish itself but it never seemed to recreate that spark of artistic genius that allowed it to shine in the first half of the twentieth century.Fratelli Fanciullacci ceased all operations in 1988. 20cm Tall" is in sale since Saturday, April 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Date-Lined Ceramics\1960s/ 1970s". The seller is "jasondtrigg" and is located in London.
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