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$ 9,500

Piero Fornasetti Dishes Decorated With Sea Anemones, Urchins & Shells

Documentation Signed
Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
Materials porcelain
Diam. 9.5 in;
Diam. 24.13 cm;
Condition Good. 1 with short hairline repaired
Creation Date 1960s
Number of Pieces 8+
Description Piero Fornasetti Rare Dishes Decorated With Sea Anemones, Urchins & Shells,
Conchiglie Pattern,
Circa 1960's-early 1970's.
(Ref: NY8576-kapi)

Diameter: 9 1/2 inches

Fornasetti's whimsical and colorful Conchiglie pattern features a different sea creature filling the center well of each plate, surrounded by assorted sea animals, shells, mollusks, and fishes. While many of the creatures are realistically rendered, there are a few fantastic animals as well. One plate has a hairline crack.

Reference: Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, edited by Barnaba Fornasetti, page 608, #140 for a black and white photograph of eight plates with similar elements that were developed as prototypes for this series in 1947.
Styles / Movements Collectible Design, Mid Century, Modern
Patterns Beach/Nautical
Dealer Reference Number NY8576-kapi
Incollect Reference Number 404264
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