FORNASETTI "ROMAN COINS" ESPRESSO CUP & SAUCER
Caviar20 specializes in Fornasetti ceramics created during the designer's lifetime (1913-1988).
Such Espresso cups are quite rare and do not come to market very often.
This is the first time we have ever handled one. It is a spectacular example.
Fornasetti was fascinated by his country’s patrimony and historical prominence. Coins are a favorite motif of Fornasetti's, one that he revisits in several patterns. He expressed his admiration and pride by of Italy by illustrating elements of society or history that all of his countrymen could appreciate such as history, geography and the pleasures of daily life.
This is a great piece that can either be fully functional or perfectly decorative. Elegant, engaging and instantly recognizable as Fornasetti!
A great gift for someone who adores Italian 20th century design. Or a great addition to your own Fornasetti collection
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Gilded and printed porcelain.
Italy, circa 1960
1"H 4.25"W saucer
Minor wear to gilding.
Very good condition