BUCCIARELLI / FORNASETTI STYLE "BUTTERFLY" DINNER PLATE SET
Caviar20 specializes in vintage Fornasetti ceramics, dedicated to pieces created during his lifetime.
Part of our enthusiasm derives from the depth and variety of his oeuvre. We regularly find unknown designs that are both surprising and familiar. Fornasetti's entire career is fascinating for his trials, tribulations and amazing creative output.
Bucciarelli was a Milan-based porcelain company. While little is known about their origins they did produce a number of charming, elegant and whimsical porcelain designs...that bear a striking resemblance to Fornasetti.
Allegedly, when Fornasetti had financial troubles he sold various illustrations or designs to Bucciarelli.
This set of highly detailed Butterflies bears a striking resemblance to Fornasetti's -but they are clearly different; more detailed and a more controlled palette.
Regardless of the attribution, this is a lovely set of brass-rimmed dinner plates each decorated with an interesting arrangement of butterflies. Ideal for a fancy dinner party or decorative display.
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Italy, circa 1970
Very good condition.
Note: Price is for all four plates