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Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

The Italian artist, illustrator and furniture maker Piero Fornasetti was one of the wittiest and most imaginative design talents of the 20th century. He crafted an inimitable decorative style from a personal vocabulary of images that included birds, butterflies, hot-air balloons, architecture and — most frequently, and in some 500 variations — an enigmatic woman’s face based on that of the 19th-century opera singer Lina Cavalieri. Fornasetti used transfer prints of these images, rendered in the style of engravings, to decorate an endless variety of furnishings and housewares that ranged from chairs, tables and desks to dinner plates, lamps and umbrella stands. His work is archly clever, often surreal and always fun.

Fornasetti was born in Milan, the son of an accountant, and he lived his entire life in the city. He showed artistic talent as a child and enrolled at Milan’s Brera Academy of Fine Art in 1930, but was expelled after two years for consistently failing to follow his professors’ orders. A group of his hand-painted silk scarves, displayed in the 1933 Triennale di Milano, caught the eye of the architect and designer Gio Ponti, who, in the 1940s, became Fornasetti’s collaborator and patron. Beginning in the early 1950s, they created a striking a series of desks, bureaus and secretaries that pair Ponti’s signature angular forms with Fornasetti’s decorative motifs — lighthearted arrangements of flowers and birds on some pieces, austere architectural imagery on others. The two worked together on numerous commissions for interiors, though their greatest project has been lost: the first-class lounges and restaurants of the luxury ocean liner Andrea Doria, which sank in 1956.

Fornasetti furnishings occupy an unusual and compelling niche in the decorative arts: they are odd yet pack a serious punch. They act, essentially, as functional sculpture. A large Fornasetti piece such as a cabinet or a desk can change the character of an entire room; his smaller works have the aesthetic power of a vase of flowers, providing a bright and alluring decorative note. The chimerical, fish-nor-fowl nature of Fornasetti’s work may be its greatest strength. It stands on its own. Bringing the Fornasetti look into the future is Barnaba Fornasetti, who took the reins of the company after his father's death.

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Creator: Fornasetti
Set of 6 Decorative Plates "Specialità Torinesi" by P. Fornasetti for Fiat
By Piero Fornasetti, Fornasetti
Located in Varese, Lombardia
Rare set of six decorated and gilded ceramic plates designed by Piero Fornasetti. This collection was specially created by the Fornasetti Atelier for Fiat in Turin. The decoration r...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Gold Plate

Decorative Ceramic Cat Bitossi Fiorato, Gold Flowers on Turquoise
By Fornasetti
Located in MILANO, IT
A coveted collector’s item as early as the 1950s, Fornasetti cats surprise with the sophisticated decorations that colour their surroundings with sheer exuberance.
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Fornasetti Themes & Variations Porcelain Plate, # 182 with Original Box
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Fornasetti Themes & Variations Porcelain Plate, # 182, Atelier Fornasetti The Fornasetti porcelain plate in the Themes & Variation pattern depicts a surreal image of a naked Gree...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Set 12 Porcelain Plates Eva Black/White
By Fornasetti
Located in MILANO, IT
This set of twelve hand-decorated porcelain plates, as a whole, forms the figure of Eva. You can use the ensemble for ornamental purposes or as wall plates, thanks to the two holes o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Set 12 Porcelain Plates Adamo Black/White
By Fornasetti
Located in MILANO, IT
This set of twelve hand-decorated porcelain plates, as a whole, forms the figure of Adamo. You can use the ensemble for ornamental purposes or as wall plates, thanks to the two holes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Handmade Centrepiece Tema E Variazioni n°399 White Black Burnished Gold
By Fornasetti
Located in MILANO, IT
The art of the table is manifested in this hand-decorated porcelain centrepiece with gold accents: Fornasetti's unmistakable decorative style makes it a true collector's item. Any...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Set 12 Porcelain Plates Adamo Black/White/Gold
By Fornasetti
Located in MILANO, IT
This set of twelve hand-decorated porcelain plates, as a whole, forms the figure of Adamo. You can use the ensemble for ornamental purposes or as wall plates, thanks to the two holes...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Handmade Decorative Centrepiece Rosone Black White Gold
By Fornasetti
Located in MILANO, IT
The art of the table is manifested in this hand-decorated porcelain centrepiece with gold accents: Fornasetti's unmistakable decorative style makes it a true collector's item. Any...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Fornasetti Rectangular Tray Braccio Con Pistola on Black Wood
By Fornasetti
Located in MILANO, IT
Like all Fornasetti accessories, the tray is handcrafted using original artisan techniques. This tray is silk-screened by hand, painted by hand and covered with a smooth lacquer. Mea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Wood

Fornasetti Round Tray Città di Carte Hand-Colored on Metal
By Fornasetti
Located in MILANO, IT
Like all Fornasetti accessories, the tray is handcrafted using original artisan techniques. This tray is silk-screened by hand, painted by hand and covered with a smooth lacquer. Mea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Metal

Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Astrolabe Plate, Number Twelve in Astrolabio Series
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
The Piero Fornasetti porcelain plate depicts an astrolabe, it is number twelve of twelve in series. A ribbon above reads "Ad Habendum Horam Ineqvalem Et Qvatvor Angvlos Celi In Die"....
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Fornasetti Round Metal Tray Farfalle Butterflies Hand Painted on Red
By Fornasetti
Located in MILANO, IT
Like all Fornasetti accessories, it is handcrafted using original artisan techniques. This tray is silk-screened by hand, painted by hand and covered with a smooth lacquer. Measures...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Metal

Fornasetti Rectangular Tray Coromandel Silver Leaf on Carmine Red
By Fornasetti
Located in MILANO, IT
Like all Fornasetti accessories, the tray is handcrafted using original artisan techniques. This tray is silk-screened by hand, painted by hand and covered with a smooth lacquer. Me...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Wood

Fornasetti Round Tray Gift Tema e Variazioni n°171 Metal
By Fornasetti
Located in MILANO, IT
Like all Fornasetti accessories, the tray is handcrafted using original artisan techniques. This tray is silk-screened by hand, painted by hand and covered with a smooth lacquer. Mea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Metal

Fornasetti Fish Bowls on Tray, Italy, 1950s
By Fornasetti
Located in Berlin, DE
Set of four Fornasetti Fish Bowls on a Tray, Italy 1950s. The measurements given apply to the tray. One bowl measures 11 x 14 x 3 cm.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Fornasetti Porcelain Themes & Variation Plate, #260
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Fornasetti porcelain themes & variation plate #260, The Snail, Atelier Fornasetti The Fornasetti porcelain plate in the Themes & Variation pattern depicts a surreal depiction of...
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Early 2000s Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Piero Fornasetti N 8 Coaster Ceramic 1950
By Fornasetti
Located in Milano, IT
Fornasetti.
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1950s Italian Other Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Attributed to Piero Fornasetti Pistol Barware Metal Serving Tray, 1960s
By Fornasetti, Piero Fornasetti
Located in Atlanta, GA
This is a great studio Fornasetti pistol tray from the 1960s. The design is attributed to Piero Fornasetti, Italy. Very decorative square enameled metal tray featuring a cool and qui...
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Metal, Enamel

Piero Fornasetti Tema E Variazioni Porcelain Plate #223 & #78
By Fornasetti
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Two vintage Piero Fornasetti "Tema e Variazioni" porcelain plates depicting the face of the famous opera singer Lina Cavalieri, no.223 & no.78 / made in Milano Italy circa 1960. Orig...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Italian Post-Modern Ceramic Wall Calendar Plate 2018 by Fornasetti, 2018
By Fornasetti
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian post-modern ceramic wall calendar plate 2018 by Fornasetti, 2018. Beautiful and elegance Wall calendar plate of 2018, limited edition, in ceramic. It present a drawing of an...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Fornasetti Tray-Juggler with Spinning Plates, Atelier Fornasetti
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Fornasetti Tray Juggler with Spinning Plates, Atelier Fornasetti, Dated 2017, N 16 The black circular tray is printed with a pattern of Themes & Variation numbered 193. It depi...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Metal

Italian Post-Modern Ceramic Wall Calendar Plate 2012 by Fornasetti, 2012
By Fornasetti
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian post-modern Ceramic wall calendar plate 2012 by Fornasetti, 2012 Wall calendar plate of 2012, limited edition, in ceramic. It present a drawing of a child that blow the wind...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Italian Post-Modern Ceramic Wall Calendar Plate 2014 by Fornasetti, 2014
By Fornasetti
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian post-modern Ceramic wall calendar plate 2014 by Fornasetti, 2014 Wall calendar plate of 2014, limited edition, in ceramic. It present a drawing of a Milan cathedral with fly...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Italian Post-Modern Ceramic Wall Calendar Plate 2013 by Fornasetti, 2013
By Fornasetti
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian post-modern Ceramic wall calendar plate 2013 by Fornasetti, 2013 Wall calendar plate of 2013, limited edition, in ceramic. It present a drawing of of a man's face with ruler...
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2010s Italian Post-Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Decorative Piero Fornasetti Oval Tray, Italy, 1950s
By Fornasetti
Located in New York, NY
Pear and lemon motif tray by Piero Fornasetti. Produced in the mid-1950s as per the Fornasetti catalog. Original label on the back. Ideal as a kitchen or dining area decoration.
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Metal

Porcelain Plates from the Musical Instruments Series by Piero Fornasetti, 1950s
By Piero Fornasetti, Fornasetti
Located in MIlano, IT
Porcelain plates from the Musical Instruments series by Piero Fornasetti, 1950s with screen-printed and hand-painted decoration. Produced and designed in the 1950s by Piero Fornase...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Vintage Fornasetti Porcelain Themes & Variation Plate, #84
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Vintage Fornasetti Porcelain Themes & Variation plate #84, Barnaba Fornasetti, Fornasetti Studio. The Fornasetti porcelain plate in the Themes & Variation pattern depicts the fac...
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Early 2000s Italian Mid-Century Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Pair of Italian Fornasetti Musical Instrument Themed Plates
By Fornasetti
Located in Saint Louis, MO
Beautiful Italian musical instrument plates by Piero Fornasetti, an Italian versatile and eclectic artist, characterized by an unstoppable creative flair that made him one of the mos...
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1970s Italian Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Fornasetti Porcelain Astro Labio Plate, Late 20th Century
By Fornasetti, Piero Fornasetti
Located in Uppsala, SE
Plate from the Astro Labio series by Pierro Fornasetti for his own company Fornasetti. The Astro Labio series has 12 different motifs and this is number 12. Made in the late 20th cen...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Set of 5 1950s Piero Fornasetti Grandi Maestri Gold Ceramic Plates
By Fornasetti
Located in London, GB
Set of 5 Fornasetti ceramic /gold plates “Grandi Maestri” series. Ceramic plate by Piero Fornasetti of the series ” Grandi Maestri ” Music Great Masters. Ceramic, silk screen prin...
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1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Ceramic Julia Dinner Plate by Fornasetti for Rosenthal
By Rosenthal, Fornasetti
Located in Atlanta, GA
A "Julia" porcelain plate with surrealism designs by Piero Fornasetti for Rosenthal, an iconic series from 'Temi e variazioni' (“Themes and Variations”). These plates were made for d...
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Late 20th Century German Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

1960s Set of Six Fornasetti Tea Cups and Saucers White and Gold Ceramic Signed
By Fornasetti
Located in London, GB
A good vintage Set of six Fornasetti porcelain tea/coffee cups and saucers with geometrical gold decor. Each cup and saucer bearing the signature and logo. Made in Italy ca.1960s ...
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1960s Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Ceramic Julia Dinner Plate by Fornasetti for Rosenthal
By Rosenthal, Fornasetti
Located in Atlanta, GA
A "Julia" porcelain plate with surrealism designs by Piero Fornasetti for Rosenthal, an iconic series from 'Temi e variazioni' (“Themes and Variations”). These plates were made for d...
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Late 20th Century German Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Barnaba Fornasetti Calendar Plate for 2013 with Piero Fornasetti Self Portrait
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Barnaba Fornasetti Calendar Plate for 2013, with Piero Fornasetti Self Portrait, #518 of 700 The plate depicts an image of Piero Fornasetti based upon a self-portrait with month...
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2010s Italian Mid-Century Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Ceramic Julia Dinner Plate by Fornasetti for Rosenthal
By Rosenthal, Fornasetti
Located in Atlanta, GA
A "Julia" porcelain plate with surrealism designs by Piero Fornasetti for Rosenthal, an iconic series from 'Temi e variazioni' (“Themes and Variations”). These plates were made for d...
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Late 20th Century German Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Set of Twelve Specialità Vicente Plates by Piero Fornasetti
By Fornasetti, Piero Fornasetti
Located in Chicago, IL
Made by: Fornasetti Milano, Italy, c. 1970 Material: transfer-printed and gilt porcelain Size: 9.5 diameter in Description: Stamped manufacturer's mark to verso of each exam...
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1970s Italian Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Ceramic Julia Dinner Plate by Fornasetti for Rosenthal
By Rosenthal, Fornasetti
Located in Atlanta, GA
A "Julia" porcelain plate with surrealism designs by Piero Fornasetti for Rosenthal, an iconic series from 'Temi e variazioni' (“Themes and Variations”). These plates were made for d...
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Late 20th Century German Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Astronomici Plate, #7 in Series
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Piero Fornasetti porcelain plate with number 7 in the Astronomici series. Astronomici means Astronomics. This is a rare pattern in black and white with gold highlights. Mark: ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Ceramic Plate with Vegetable Face Fornasetti
By Fornasetti
Located in Atlanta, GA
Fornasetti Porcelain Plate with face made with arranged vegetables. Stamped "6, Fornasetti-Milano, Made in Italy, Arcimboldesca'" and "Arzberg Germany" in green, and hand gilt number...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Ceramic Plate with Vegetable Face Fornasetti
By Fornasetti
Located in Atlanta, GA
Fornasetti porcelain plate with face made with arranged vegetables. Stamped "4, Fornasetti-Milano, Made in Italy, Arcimboldesca'" and "Arzberg Germany" in green to the underside.
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Ceramic Plate with Vegetable Face Fornasetti
By Fornasetti
Located in Atlanta, GA
Fornasetti porcelain plate with face made with arranged vegetables. Stamped 11, Fornasetti-Milano, Made in Italy, Arcimboldesca'" and "Arzberg Germany" in green to the underside.
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Ceramic Plate with Vegetable Face Fornasetti
By Fornasetti
Located in Atlanta, GA
Fornasetti Porcelain plate with face made with arranged vegetables. Stamped "1, Fornasetti-Milano, Made in Italy, Arcimboldesca'" and "Arzberg Germany" in green and hand gilt 3 to th...
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Ceramic Plate with Vegetable Face Fornasetti
By Fornasetti
Located in Atlanta, GA
Fornasetti porcelain plate with face made with arranged vegetables. Stamped "2, Fornasetti-Milano, Made in Italy, Arcimboldesca'" to the underside.
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Late 20th Century Italian Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Piero Fornasetti Tema e Variazioni Porcelain Black and White Large Dish Charger
By Fornasetti
Located in Haddonfield, NJ
The Italian artist and illustrator Piero Fornasetti was one of the wittiest, most imaginative design talents of the 20th Century. He crafted an inimitable decorative style from a per...
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20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Fornasetti Plate-Box of Chocolates, Number 362, Themes & Variations
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Fornasetti Tema E Variazioni plate-box of chocolates, Number 362, Themes & Variations, Atelier Fornasetti. A gold-colored variation of Fornasetti's Tema E Variazioni series...
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1990s Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Set of Fornasetti Plates
By Fornasetti
Located in South Salem, NY
A set of eleven Piero Fornasetti plates. The plates are part of the Astrolabio series and each plate is stamped with the Fornasetti series mark. Fornasetti was a well known to have a...
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1960s Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Plate with Coats of Armour, the Armature Pattern
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
This rare Piero Fornasetti porcelain plate from the Armature pattern is number one in the series. The black and white lithographically-decorated and hand painted porcelain plate i...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Fornasetti Duck Ceramic 1960 Italy
By Fornasetti
Located in Milano, IT
Fornasetti duck ceramic 1960! Italy.
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1960s Italian Other Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Piero Fornasetti “Bucciarelli “Magazine Rack Brass Lacquered Wood, 1950, Italy
By Fornasetti
Located in Milano, IT
Piero Fornasetti “Bucciarelli “ magazine rack brass lacquered wood, 1950, Italy.
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1950s European Other Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Brass

Fornasetti for Winston Ashtray or Tray, Ceramic, Italy, 1980s
By Fornasetti
Located in Roma, IT
Signed (on the back) "Fornasetti for Winston", ceramic ashtray or tray. Dimension: 20 x 20 cm width 6 cm diameter Fornasetti picture card 6 cm.
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1980s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Piero Fornasetti Commedia Dell'arte Maschere Italiane Porcelain Plates
By Fornasetti
Located in Downingtown, PA
Piero Fornasetti set of four Porcelain Commedia Dell'arte Maschere Italiane Porcelain lates, Italian Masks, circa 1970s Each plate depicts a character from the Commedia Dell'ar...
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1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Fornasetti for Winston Ashtray or Tray, Ceramic Square, Italy, 1980s, Midcentury
By Fornasetti
Located in Roma, IT
Signed (on the back) "Fornasetti for Winston", ceramic ashtray or tray. Dimension: 18.5 X 18.5 cm width 6.5 cm diameter Fornasetti picture card: 6 cm.
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1980s European Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic

Piero Fornasetti Porcelain "Recipe" Plates Mid-Century Modern Set of Three
By Fornasetti
Located in North Miami, FL
These delightful hallmarked set of three Italian Mid-Century Modern Piero Fornasetti recipe plates are amusing and unusual. One is for stuffed crown roast or frankfurters, the other ...
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1950s Italian Classical Roman Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Fornasetti “ N.22 Piatto Calendario “ Happy 1989 Porcelain Italy
By Fornasetti
Located in Milano, IT
Fornasetti “N 22 Piatto Calendario “ Happy 1989 Porcelain Italy.
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1980s Italian Other Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Fornasetti “Plate Calendar n24” Porcelain, 1991, Italy
By Fornasetti
Located in Milano, IT
Fornasetti “Plate Calendar n24” porcelain, 1991, Italy.
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1990s Italian Other Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Porcelain

Siamese Cat Vintage Ceramic Sculpture by Piero Fornasetti 1960s Italy
By Fornasetti, Piero Fornasetti
Located in Rome, IT
Siamese cat with blu eyes sculpture in ceramic by the Italian Pietro Fornasetti. Made in Italy, circa 1960. The original stamp is still on the bottom (shown in pictures).  
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1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

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Ceramic, Porcelain

Fornasetti “N.22 Piatto Calendario” Happy 1989 Porcelain, Italy
By Fornasetti
Located in Milano, IT
Fornasetti “N 22 Piatto Calendario” happy 1989 porcelain, Italy.
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1980s Italian Other Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Fornasetti “Plate Calendar n 20” Porcelain, 1987, Italy
By Fornasetti
Located in Milano, IT
Fornasetti “Plate Calendar n 20” porcelain, 1987, Italy.
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1980s Italian Other Vintage Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass

Materials

Porcelain

Fornasetti serveware, ceramics, silver and glass for sale on 1stDibs

Fornasetti serveware, ceramics, silver and glass are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of ceramics and are designed with extraordinary care. In our collection of Fornasetti servingware, ceramics, silver and glass, there are many options to choose from, although gray editions of this piece are particularly popular. 84 vintage editions of these items are in stock, while there are 20 modern editions to choose from as well. Many of Fornasetti's original servingware, ceramics, silver and glass were created in Europe during the 20th century in the Mid-Century Modern style. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider servingware, ceramics, silver and glass by Bitossi, Aldo Londi and Piero Fornasetti. The prices for Fornasetti servingware, ceramics, silver and glass can vary depending upon size, time period and other attributes. The price for these items starts at $321 and tops out at $9,600, while pieces like these can sell for $935 on average.
Questions About Fornasetti Serveware, Ceramics, Silver and Glass
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Fornasetti is an art design company that produces furniture and home accessories decorated by hand. Piero Fornasetti established the company in Milan, Italy, during the 1950s as his atelier. As of December 2021, his son, Barnaba Fornasetti, heads the company. You'll find a selection of Fornasetti on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can buy Fornasetti directly from the brand's online store. In addition, numerous brick-and-mortar retailers around the world carry Fornasetti pieces. You can also shop for the brand's furniture and home décor on multiple online platforms. You'll find a collection of Fornasetti on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Piero Fornasetti was an Italian artist and designer born in Milan, Italy, in 1913. In 1950, he founded an atelier in the city, creating furniture and home decorations. Fornasetti died on October 9, 1988. His company, Fornasetti, continues to produce hand-decorated decor under the guidance of his son Barnaba Fornasetti. Find a collection of Fornasetti on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To hang Fornasetti plates, thread a length of string through the two small holes found on the tops of their backs. Tie the string in a secure knot and then hang from a nail, screw or hook. Avoid using plate hanger hardware, as it could crack or damage the plates. You'll find a collection of Fornasetti plates on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Fornasetti plates are hand-made in Italy. They continue a tradition of excellent craftsmanship that goes back to founder Piero Fornasetti, who established the atelier during the 1950s. Shop antique and modern Fornasetti plates from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, each and every Fornasetti design is hand made and hand painted. The colors are expertly applied by painters, ensuring no two items are alike. You’ll find a variety of Fornasetti designs from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Opera singer Natalina ‘Lina’ Cavalieri is the face that inspired Piero Fornasetti throughout his artistic career, from his plates to wallpaper and more. Lina Cavalieri was known as the most beautiful woman in the world during her lifetime from 1874-1944. It was eight years after Cavalieri’s death that Fornasetti came across her image in a magazine and was thereby inspired to replicate it repetitively. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Fornasetti plates from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    How you display Fornasetti plates is largely a matter of personal preference. Some people prefer to rest them flat on a low table or shelf, while others position them upright on plate stands. You can also thread string or twine through the two holes found on the back of every piece and display it as wall art. Find a collection of Fornasetti plates on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To burn a Fornasetti candle, first trim the wick to remove any soot. Then, light the candle and allow it to burn for up to three hours. Use a snuffer to extinguish the candle, as blowing out the flame can disturb the wax. Find a collection of Fornasetti on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, every Fornasetti porcelain figurine is handmade. In fact, the brand produces all of their home decorative items by hand at their workshop in Milan, Italy. If you see indications that a figurine came from a factory, it is likely not an authentic Fornasetti. Shop a collection of expertly vetted Fornasetti on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Whether or not Piero Fornasetti images are in the public domain depends on the image. The artist produced more than 11,000 works during his lifetime. Only some no longer carry a copyright and are in the public domain. Shop a range of Fornasetti on 1stDibs.

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