FORNASETTI SET OF 8 "VELIERI" SMALL PLATES
PIERO FORNASETTI set of 8 small plates “VELIERI” (SHIPS)
Fornasetti is to Italian Design what Warhol is to American art: A talented illustrator. A master of appropriation. Prolific and relentlessly inventive. His importance was validated and interest in his work was propelled by an important V&A exhibition in London in 1989.
Collectors and design enthusiasts look for Fornasetti pieces produced during his lifetime. Fornasetti created a few designs for the upscale American department store Bonwitt Teller (such as the “Mitologia” series). This set of 8 small plates is in very good condition and also includes the original box(!) that is embossed with the Fornasetti logo on the bottom.
A great gift for someone who adores Italian 20th century design. Fornasetti’s small plates fabulously embellish table tops when entertaining.
Each plate 4”D.
Very good condition. Minor wear to bottoms.
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