An Aldo Tura lacquered goatskin cocktail jug with brass handle, pouring spout and mounted cork, 1950s.
Aldo Tura started designing and manufacturing his furniture in the 1930s. Following the Art Deco movement which focused on straight lines and angles, Tura designed pieces with flowing lines and much freer shapes. He created work of the highest craftsmanship produced in limited numbers, favoring traditional techniques.
Due to his outstanding skill as a craftsman and artist, he experimented with a wide range of unusual materials including egg shell, goatskin, parchment, leather and wood veneer. Tura’s ambition was to create aesthetic pieces of furniture which had natural and unrestrained shapes.
Lacquer shows signs of aging with cracking.