P.O. Box 586 Downingtown, PA 19335 , United States Call Seller 212.308.2022


1950s Piero Fornasetti Love Coasters & Original Red Box

$ 1,250
  • Description
    Piero Fornasetti Love Coasters & Original Red Box,

    Each coaster has a central white heart on a gold ground. Within each heart is a saying about love framed by a different heart-shaped border. They rest in their original early red box.

    Dimensions: Diameter 4 inches x 1/2 inch height; Box 3 inches high x 4 inches diameter.

    The saying or proverbs read as follows-

    1. Love is not without fear
    2. Who loves me well loves my dog also (qui me amat, amat et canem meum:
    He who loves me , loves my dog too (St Berrnardo))
    3. Seek your salve where you got your sore (A Hand-book of Proverbs: Comprising Ray's Collection of English Proverbs ... By Henry George Bohn, John Ray, Page 482)
    4. Love is shown by many a bitter sign (from The complete works, Volume 1, by George Noël Gordon Byron (Baron Byron), John Galt)
    5. The new love oft chaseth out the old
    6. Love and red nose can't be hid
    7. While the Heart Thinks the mouth speaks
    8. Love is ne'er without jealousy

    One with tiny air bubble on the rim-see photo. Most importantly the gilt is all good.

    Reference: Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, Barnaba Fornasetti, Page 608, #139. for period photograph of protypes made by Piero Fornasetti and presented by Cerarniche di Bollate at the VIII Milan Triennale in 1947 with this designs with hearts.

    (Ref: NY10013-mpu)
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Notes: printed mark
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: ceramics
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1960
    Number of Pieces: 8+
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Collectible Design, Mid Century
    Patterns: Contemporary/Modern
    Dealer Reference #: NY10013-mpu
    Incollect Reference #: 580622
  • Dimensions
    H. 0.5 in; Diam. 4 in;
    H. 1.27 cm; Diam. 10.16 cm;
Message from Seller:

Our mission is to offer our clients exquisite objects which reflect my passion and keen eye which I have developed for decorative objects over more than forty years. My commitment to excellence has made it my privilege to delight collectors, designers and museum curators.

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