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Piero Piero Fornasetti Mesi & Soli Pattern, Twelve Suns, Twelve Months,

$ 800
  • Description
    Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Mesi & Soli Plates,
    Twelve Suns, Twelve Months,
    Pair of Plates
    Mid-Late 1950s.

    Piero Fornasetti "12 Mesi 12 Soli" series number 5 & 6 plates each numbered, showing the sun as a woman's face and each one representing a different month- May & June.

    Dimensions: 10 1/4 inches diameter x 1 inch high.

    Mark: Each with Piero Fornasetti printed mark and numbered on the underside and most with original foil labels.

    Reference: Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, Barnaba Fornasetti, pages 212 & 213 for illustrations made for Geo Ponte printed by hand called Lunario del sole (Solar Almanac) which were made in 1942 and which were adapted to a circular shape for these plates in a series called Dodici soli, dodici mesi (Twelve Suns, Twelve Months) which were made in the early 1950s.

    Fornasetti, Designer of Dreams, Patrick Mauries, pages 224-5 for illustration of a set of plates.

    Mauries writes, " For two years Gio Ponte commissioned a calendar or diary from Fornasetti as a present for his friends, consisting of twelve drawings illustrating the months. Fornasetti continued this tradition by printing a similar calendar for himself.

    The theme for 1942 was the Sun- Lunario del Sole, the Almanac of the Sun. Later Fornasetti converted his designs into dinner plates. It was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with the image of the Sun, here equated with a woman's face."
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: Italy
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: porcelain
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1950s
    Number of Pieces: 2-3
    Styles / Movements: Modern, Mid Century
    Patterns: Beach/Nautical
    Dealer Reference #: ny8833A/inc
    Incollect Reference #: 404113
  • Dimensions
    Diam. 10.25 in;
    Diam. 26.04 cm;
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