June 7-14, 2020

MODERN ART & DESIGN AUCTION

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Lot 53: Piero Fornasetti

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Lot 53: Piero Fornasetti

Tema e Variazioni group (14)

Designed c. 1960; these examples produced later
Piero Fornasetti; Rosenthal
13 retain printed manufacturer's mark and inscribed "Tema e Variazioni/Fornasetti Milano/Made in Italy" to underside; one plate retains Rosenthal tag and inscribed "Rosenthal/Classic/Germany/Fornasetti/Dekor: Tema e Variazioni/Motiv 1" to underside
Various dimensions
Comprised of twelve plates, a teapot, and a small cubed jar
Provenance: The Estate of Gerard L. Cafesjian (acquired through Christie's, New York, New York, December 11, 2012, lot 355)
Literature: Piero Fornasetti: One Hundred Years of Practical Madness. G.Q. Curzio. 2013. 118-129 for similar examples illustrated.; Fornasetti: The Complete Universe. M. Casadio. 2010. 622-645.
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,250
Inventory Id: 36053

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