Andrea Fontebasso 1760
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La Fontebasso was a ceramics factory in Treviso, founded by the family in the mid-eighteenth century.

Absorbed by Tognana in the 1980s, it survives as a brand of the same ("Andrea Fontebasso 1760").

The founder of the family was Gerolamo, whose personal data are ignored. Bocaler (manufacturer of mugs) with a small workshop at the Ursuline convent, is attested in 1752, when he signed a petition with other artisans in which he complained about the trade in the city of Latterini of Bassano origin.

The activity underwent an important strengthening with Giovanni, probably son of the previous one. He was responsible for the opening of a new factory in the area of ​​San Francesco, which produced "English-style" earthenware and experimented in the field of porcelain. This period dates back to the earliest surviving artefacts, a porcelain cup with lid and plate, decorated with ovals with landscapes inside and marked "F. F. Treviso 1799"; it is kept at the British Museum in London.

At death management passed to his sons Andrea and Giuseppe, who have been the owners of the company since 1827. This date is in fact reported on a pottery plate exposed at the Civic Museums of Treviso, decorated by Gaetano Negrisolo with a representation of the San Luca; this painter collaborated with Fontebasso until the 1830s, when he moved to Milan. During the management of the two brothers, the factory specialized in the production of small artifacts such as boxes and cups with saucers, characterized by simple neoclassical lines and floral ornaments, pastoral scenes, military figures, landscapes.

By 1840 two celebratory busts were made of the Austrian emperors Francesco I and Ferdinando I. Under the Habsburg rule, Fontebasso received numerous awards: from 1814 to 1866 it had the title "Imperial Regia Privilegiata Fabbrica" ​​and in 1825 it was visited by some members of the family imperial; the brothers also obtained two silver medals, in 1825 for earthenware and in 1831 for porcelain.

When Giuseppe died in 1852, Andrea opened the business to other members. Probably, he too soon expired, leaving his quota to his son Fausto. During this period, Fontebasso embraced serial production and entered the foreign market by manufacturing counterfeits of Wedgwood ceramics. On the other hand, the production of pottery continued, and some specimens gained appreciation for the 1861 Florence exhibition.

In 1862 Fausto died and the company passed to his partner Carlo De Sordi. La Fontebasso retained the original trademark up to the present day; since the 1980s it is part of the Tognana group. 

Elegant for special nights or fresh looking for informal events. The Andrea Fontebasso style enriches your table with grace and freshness. View our catalogue and discover the manufacturing tradition that has fallen in love with the future.

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Andrea Fontebasso 1760: 52 products
Stock Underselling 2022!
Bread Basket Fruit Bowl Andrea Fontebasso Babylon Steel
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Written Welcome Andrea Fontebasso Gloss Black
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Wood Center Table Andrea Fontebasso Leaf Oak
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Set 6 Charger Plate Andrea Fontebasso Serving Ash 33 cm
€ 4.72
(Price cad. - 6 pieces for pack)
€ 42.42
€ 28.28
(Vat Excluded)
New Arrivals 2020
Cocotte with Lid Andrea Fontebasso Mixme Bistro 20 cm H x 7 cm
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Rectangular Baking Dish Andrea Fontebasso Mixme Bistro 30 cm x 19 cm
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Servintavola 3 Pieces Andrea Fontebasso Mixme Bistro
€ 31.11
€ 20.73
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Pinzimonio 3 Pieces Andrea Fontebasso Mixme Bistro
€ 19.79
€ 14.15
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Appetizer Plate 3 Pieces Andrea Fontebasso Mixme Bistro
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Aperitifs tray Andrea Fontebasso Mixme Bistro collection
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Ceramic Oval baking dish 43 cm x 28 cm Andrea Fontebasso line Onemore
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Underpot Andrea Fontebasso Babylon Stainless Steel
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Centerpiece Plate Andrea Fontebasso Babylon Stainless Steel
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Champagne Bucket Andrea Fontebasso Collezione Aspen Aral
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Dinner Plate Andrea Fontebasso Collection Vetiver
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Set 4 Placemats Andrea Fontebasso Riad Green
€ 2.36
(Price cad. - 4 pieces for pack)
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Set 4 Placemats Andrea Fontebasso Riad Red
€ 2.36
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Set 4 Placemats Andrea Fontebasso Riad Beige
€ 2.36
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Written Love Andrea Fontebasso Gloss Black
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Placemat American Fontebasso Daily Purple cm 45x30 cm
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American Placemat Andrea Fontebasso Daily Red cm 45x30
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Set 6 Coffee Cups with Saucers Andrea Fontebasso Collection Polo Cancun
€ 4.72
(Price cad. - 6 pieces for pack)
€ 39.59
€ 28.28
(Vat Excluded)
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Set 6 Coffee Cups with Saucers Andrea Fontebasso Collection Sfera Ikat
€ 5.66
(Price cad. - 6 pieces for pack)
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News 2018
COLLECTION
Soup Plate Andrea Fontebasso Collection Vetiver
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Set 6 Coffee Cups with Saucers Andrea Fontebasso Collection Sfera Piper
€ 3.77
(Price cad. - 6 pieces for pack)
€ 33.94
€ 22.62
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Dessert Plate Andrea Fontebasso Collection Cosmo Rebus  20 cm
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Service Plates Andrea Fontebasso New Age Tiffany Green
€ 765.88
€ 294.57
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Noel Rudolph
Dessert Plate Andrea Fontebasso Rudolph Red cm 21
€ 22.62
€ 11.32
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Round Plate Andrea Fontebasso Rudolph Gray Red 26 cm
€ 25.45
€ 12.26
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Round plate ceramic series Rudolph cm 26
€ 25.45
€ 12.73
(Vat Excluded)
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Set 6 Bowls Andrea Fontebasso New Age Tiffany Verde
€ 56.56
€ 28.28
(Vat Excluded)
Christmas
Andrea Fontebasso Sugar series Rudolph Christmas Line
€ 19.79
€ 11.32
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Stock Underselling 2019!
Dessert Plate Andrea Fontebasso Collection Favola Light Blue
Stock Underselling 2019!
Soup Plate Andrea Fontebasso Collection Favola Light Blue
New Arrivals 2021
Dinner Set 18 pieces Andrea Fontebasso Collection Polar
€ 202.66
€ 164.96
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Wood Effect!
Set 6 Charger Plate Andrea Fontebasso Serving Ebony 33 cm
Wood Disc Andrea Fontebasso Slice 31 cm
€ 16.96
ON REQUEST
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New Arrivals 2019
Favor ceramic Andrea Fontebasso ladybug beige
€ 9.43
ON REQUEST
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Favor ceramic Andrea Fontebasso rabbit beige
€ 12.26
ON REQUEST
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