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$ 550

Piero Fornasetti Paperweight with "Key to Dreams" design

Documentation Signed
Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
Materials porcelain
H. 3.75 in; Diam. 2.5 in;
H. 9.53 cm; Diam. 6.35 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1955-60
Description Vintage Piero Fornasetti Insulator Paperweight- "The New Key To Dreams",
Late 1950's

Dimensions: Height: 3 3/4 inches high x 2 1/2 inches wide

This is a great Fornasetti paperweight from Italian designer Piero Fornasetti's line of ceramic insulators, cleverly repurposed into paperweight pen rests and decorated with wonderfully wry designs. Very slight rubbing to the interior edge of the pen rest on top.

This is the very collectible English-language version of The New [Key] to Dreams, a post-Surrealist legend to dream interpretation. If you dream of a mushroom, it may warn of deception....a butterfly, of wantonness....and so on.

This insulator was probably produced by the Ginori factory for Fornasetti's studio.

Mark: Fornasetti, Milano - Made in Italy.

See: A related paperweight in form and design at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Museum number: C.67-1985
Styles / Movements Collectible Design, Mid Century, Modern
Dealer Reference Number NY9170/ikk
Incollect Reference Number 404259
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