An update to my post of February 24, 2009, the flowerpot vase by Giotto Stoppino. One of these vases in orange was sold on eBay for $168.50 with $20.00 for shipping on September 11, 2011.
Above: eBay completed item screenshot for the Giotto Stoppino 4690 vase in orange.
There were 3 bidders who placed 4 bids. The seller indicated that this vase came from the Wright Auction House in Chicago, IL from their “Modern Design + Utopia: Lost and Found” auction on April 1, 2008. Condition was described as fantastic “with no chips, cracks or noticeable scratches/scuffs.” Plenty of pictures were included in the listing. This is an uncommonly encountered piece.
Giotto Stoppino 4690 vase in orange.
Pictures of the imprint on the bottom of the vase:
Kartell / made in Italy / Design GIOTTO STOPPINO
and the insert that holds the blooms:
KARTELL made in ITaly
are shown in the gallery below.