Piero Fornasetti (Italy, 1913–88)

The Italian artist and illustrator 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 dishes, 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.

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Fornasetti Red Pansy Design Lamp
By Piero Fornasetti, Fornasetti Studios
By Piero Fornasetti, Fornasetti Studios
Dimensions: H 25 in. W 4 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Metal
Fornasetti Red Pansy Design Lamp
Piero Fornasetti, Fornasetti Studios
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal
This single lamp has a great presence and has a fine shade of Dupioni silk . The lamp has been re-wired and in excellent condition.
Piero Fornasetti, Table Lamp, Gilt Brass and Lacquer, circa 1970, Italy
Dimensions: H 17.72 in. Dm 3.94 in.
Dealer Location: Nice, FR
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Lacquer
Piero Fornasetti, Table Lamp, Gilt Brass and Lacqu...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1970s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Lacquer
Piero Fornasetti, table lamp, gilt brass and lacquer, circa 1970, Italy. Measure: Height 45 cm, diameter 10 cm.
Piero Fornasetti Secret Keys Table Lamp, Gilt Brass and Lacquer, circa 1970
Dimensions: H 23.62 in. Dm 5.91 in.
Dealer Location: Nice, FR
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Lacquer
Piero Fornasetti Secret Keys Table Lamp, Gilt Bras...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1970s Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Lacquer
Piero Fornasetti, secret keys table lamp, gilt brass and lacquer, circa 1970, Italy. Measures: Height 60 cm, diameter 15 cm.
Paperweight Clé Des Songes by Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 3.54 in. Dm 2.36 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Paperweight Clé Des Songes by Piero Fornasetti
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories
Porcelain
Porcelain insulator printed with “La Nouvelle Clé des Songes” The New Key of dreams. Marked Fornasetti Milano made in Italy on the underside.
Piero Fornasetti ‘Pipe’ Trinket Box, Italy
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1.57 in. W 7.87 in. D 3.15 in.
Dealer Location: Munich, DE
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Mahogany
Piero Fornasetti ‘Pipe’ Trinket Box, Italy
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Boxes
Metal, Mahogany
Two vintage trinket boxes by Piero Fornasetti, circa 1950. The lacquered, metal exterior features colored transfers with ‘pipe’ motif and a decorative table clock, whilst the wooden mah...
Piero Fornasetti porcelain vase "Testa di Moro", Italy, circa 1960
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 11.61 in. Dm 9.06 in.
Dealer Location: Macclesfield, GB
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Piero Fornasetti porcelain vase "Testa di Moro", I...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Vases and Vessels
Porcelain
Piero Fornasetti porcelain vase "Testa di Moro", Italy, circa 1960 Copper brown in color. Mark to base, Italy, circa 1960. Measures: 29.5 cm high x 23 cm diameter.      
Two Italian Mid-Century Modern Piero Fornasetti "Bosco Con Balaustra" Screens
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 9 in. W 6 ft. 9 in. D 1.5 in.
Dealer Location: Houston, TX
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Wood, Paper
Two Italian Mid-Century Modern Piero Fornasetti "B...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Home Accents
Brass, Wood, Paper
Offered are two "Bosco con Balaustra" screens, in lacquer over wood lithographically printed with brass hinges by Piero Fornasetti, Italy, 1950s (Libreria on reverse).
Small Fornasetti Porcelain Box with Roman Diety Janus in Profile
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1.6 in. W 3 in. D 3 in.
Dealer Location: Haddonfield, NJ
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Small Fornasetti Porcelain Box with Roman Diety Ja...
Piero Fornasetti
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Boxes
Porcelain
Small Fornasetti box of porcelain with a Janus reference text inside the lid, see detailed image. Complementary delivery to New York City.
Piero Fornasetti ‘Seeds of Playing Cards’ Occasional Table, Italy, 1960s
Dimensions: H 27.5 in. Dm 23.75 in.
Dealer Location: Chappaqua, NY
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Wood
Piero Fornasetti ‘Seeds of Playing Cards’ Occasion...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Metal, Wood
Lithographic printed, lacquered and hand-painted on wood tabletop with image of card suits, hearts, spades, clubs, diamonds, atop black rubberized metal tripod base in black knots with ...
Porcelain Pebble Paperweight Zodiac Capricornus by Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1.57 in. W 3.94 in. D 3.15 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Porcelain Pebble Paperweight Zodiac Capricornus by...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories
Porcelain
Porcelain pebble paperweight with a decor of an astrological sign Capricornus by Piero Fornasetti, circa 1960. Signature under the base.
Porcelain Pebble Paperweight Commedia dell'Arte by Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1.57 in. W 3.94 in. D 3.15 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Porcelain Pebble Paperweight Commedia dell'Arte by...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories
Porcelain
Porcelain pebble paperweight with a decor of a character from the Commedia dell'arte: Pulcinella (Punchinello) by Piero Fornasetti, circa 1950. Signature under the base.
Fornasetti Musicalia Coasters by Fornasetti Milano
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 0.39 in. Dm 3.82 in.
Dealer Location: Doornspijk, NL
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Fornasetti Musicalia Coasters by Fornasetti Milano...
Piero Fornasetti
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Porcelain
Elegant and pure Fornasetti, these eight black and white dishes featuring neoclassical visions of musical instruments. The eight coasters are individually numbered 1 through 8 on their...
Paperweight Alphabet by Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 3.54 in. Dm 2.36 in.
Dealer Location: Paris, FR
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Paperweight Alphabet by Piero Fornasetti
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories
Porcelain
Porcelain insulator printed with “For your telephone messages..." Marked Fornasetti Milano made in Italy on the underside.
 Italian Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Rare Tea/Coffee Set Titled "Architettura"
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1 in. W 13 in. D 9.25 in.
Dealer Location: North Miami, FL
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Italian Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Rare Tea/Coffe...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1970s European Mid-Century Modern Porcelain
Porcelain
This Italian Fornasetti rare and vey special architectural black and white small porcelain tea/coffee set with original tray belonged to the son of Fornasetti and was purchased from the...
Old Piero Fornasetti Box 'f'
By Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1.57 in. W 5.51 in. D 4.33 in.
Dealer Location: Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Wood
Old Piero Fornasetti Box 'f'
Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Boxes
Metal, Wood
This is a wonderful vintage Fornasetti box. It has a enameled metal cover with Fornasetti's iconic motif in black and white and a wooden inner compartment. The bottom is grey felt. Manu...
Piero Fornasetti Black and Gold "Cameo" Mid-Century Italian Table Lamp
Dimensions: H 16.5 in. W 4 in. D 4 in.
Dealer Location: Wichita, KS
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Brass
Piero Fornasetti Black and Gold "Cameo" Mid-Centur...
Piero Fornasetti
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal, Brass
A Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) 'Cameo' model neoclassical style table lamp from the Mid-Century Modern period, newly wired with a new socket and ready for use in the U.S. This Italian e...
Fornasetti for Rosenthal Court Jester Petite Porcelain Vase
By Piero Fornasetti, Rosenthal GmbH
Dimensions: H 4 in. Dm 2.25 in.
Dealer Location: Houston, TX
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Fornasetti for Rosenthal Court Jester Petite Porce...
Piero Fornasetti, Rosenthal GmbH
Late 20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Porcelain
Porcelain
Offered is a brightly colored court jester themed petite vase by Fornasetti for Rosenthal with it's original decorative gift box.
Eight-Panel Folding Screen by Piero Fornasetti, Italy, 1950's
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 9 ft. 7 in. W 12 ft. 8 in. D 2 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Eight-Panel Folding Screen by Piero Fornasetti, It...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Home Accents
Wood
Eight-panel screen depicting a woodland scene (“Bosco”), lithographed wood hand-painted by Fornasetti himself. The verso depicts a grisaille vignette of game birds (“Selvaggina”) on two...
Piero Fornasetti Bighe Coffee Table
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 18.5 in. W 39.38 in. D 18.75 in.
Dealer Location: North Miami, FL
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Brass, Wood, Paper
Piero Fornasetti Bighe Coffee Table
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Metal, Brass, Wood, Paper
Rectangular coffee table featuring Greek style chariot racing. Black metal base with brass adjustable footing. Label on bottom of tabletop.
Piero Fornasetti Cameo Table Lamp
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 16.5 in. Dm 4 in.
Dealer Location: North Miami, FL
Materials & Techniques: Brass
Piero Fornasetti Cameo Table Lamp
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Table Lamps
Brass
Piero Fornasetti original and marked "Cameii" table lamp.
Piero Fornasetti "Piazza Con Obelischi" Coffee Table
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 19 in. W 39 in. D 19.75 in.
Dealer Location: North Miami, FL
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Piero Fornasetti "Piazza Con Obelischi" Coffee Tab...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Wood
Table decorated with a Cobble Stone Street motif with two fountains and centered obelisk.
Mid-Century Fornasetti "Biscotti" Plate, #6
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1 in. Dm 10.25 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Mid-Century Fornasetti "Biscotti" Plate, #6
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Ceramics
Porcelain
A whimsical trompe l'oeil ceramic plate by Piero Fornasetti of biscuits on a lace doily. Known for his fascination with illusionism and the surreal, this biscotti plate is a fine exampl...
1950s Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Bell
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 4.5 in. W 2.5 in. D 2.5 in.
Dealer Location: New York City, NY
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Porcelain
1950s Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Bell
Piero Fornasetti
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Porcelain
Brass, Porcelain
1950s Piero Fornasetti porcelian and brass bell.
Fornasetti Table Cammei Coin Mid Century, Italian, 1950 1970, Black Brass
On Hold
Dimensions: H 22.44 in. Dm 23.62 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Fornasetti Table Cammei Coin Mid Century, Italian,...
Piero Fornasetti
Late 20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Side Tables
Fornasetti Table Cammei Coin Motif Mid Century, Italian, 1950 1970 Black and Brass Beautiful coin motif side table with brass legs and lacquer wood top. 60 cm diameter 57 cm height...
Fornasetti Four-Panel Screen
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 6 ft. 7 in. W 6 ft. 6 in. D 1 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Fornasetti Four-Panel Screen
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Home Accents
Angolo di Spogliatoio, four-panel screen by Piero Fornasetti. Lithographic transfer print on painted wood panels raised up on casters. A rare model, with less than ten examples made bet...
Vintage Piero Fornasetti Table
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 31.5 in. Dm 45 in.
Dealer Location: North Miami, FL
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Acrylic, Wood
Vintage Piero Fornasetti Table
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Side Tables
Brass, Acrylic, Wood
Wonderful table from the 1950s. Four tapered legs with brass detail leading up to a vertical shaft.
Piero Fornasetti Waste Basket
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 19.29 in. W 9.84 in. D 7.48 in.
Dealer Location: Milano, IT
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Brass, Sheet Metal
Piero Fornasetti Waste Basket
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Modern Vases and Vessels
Metal, Brass, Sheet Metal
Metal and brass waste paper basket with metal shield form of cocker spaniel lithographically printed and hand colored. Designed in Italy by Piero Fornasetti in 1960s.
Piero Fornasetti Oval Tray, 1950s
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 3.94 in. W 17.72 in. D 13.39 in.
Dealer Location: Munich, DE
Materials & Techniques: Metal
Piero Fornasetti Oval Tray, 1950s
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Serving Pieces
Metal
Very rare original Piero Fornasetti oval tray, Italy, circa 1950, metal, lacquered, signed with old Fornasetti sticker and included a Lucite stand Measures: H 4 x 45 B x 34 D cm.
Old Piero Fornasetti Box 'n'
By Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1.18 in. W 15.75 in. D 3.54 in.
Dealer Location: Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Felt
Old Piero Fornasetti Box 'n'
Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Boxes
Metal, Felt
This is a wonderful vintage Fornasetti box. It has a enameled metal cover with Fornasetti's iconic monumental architecture and a metal inner compartment. The bottom is red felt. Manufac...
Piero Fornasetti metal tray with flora on a white background, Italy, circa 1950
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1.18 in. Dm 15.67 in.
Dealer Location: Macclesfield, GB
Materials & Techniques: Metal
Piero Fornasetti metal tray with flora on a white ...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Platters and Serveware
Metal
Piero Fornasetti rare early metal tray “Fiori et bacche sparse” of circular form. Lithographically printed and hand colored with flora against a white/ cream ground. Italy, circa 1950....
Three Piero Fornasetti Paperweights, 1950
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 0.71 in. W 4.13 in. D 2.76 in.
Dealer Location: Munich, DE
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Three Piero Fornasetti Paperweights, 1950
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories
Porcelain
Beautiful paperweights in the shape of an old book in decorated porcelain by Piero Fornasetti for Fornasetti Milano, with original signature. Measure: H 1.8 x W 10.5 x D 7 cm.
1960s Fornasetti Set of "Adam" Coasters with Original Gold Box
Dimensions: H 0.5 in. Dm 4.13 in.
Dealer Location: Winnetka, IL
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
1960s Fornasetti Set of "Adam" Coasters with Origi...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
A complete set of eight Fornasetti coasters depicting a reclining, biblical Adam. Fornasetti has created a fascinating, interactive ceramic jigsaw puzzle of the figure of Adam to be arr...
Two Piero Fornasetti Paper Weights, 1950s
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 3.94 in. Dm 2.56 in.
Dealer Location: Munich, DE
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Two Piero Fornasetti Paper Weights, 1950s
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories
Porcelain
These paper weights are fabulous pieces by Piero Fornasetti, manufactured by Ginori, Italy, 1950s. Measures: H 10 x D 6.5 cm.
Vintage Mid-Century Italian Fornasetti Metal Serving/ Bar Tray
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 0.5 in. W 25.5 in. D 10.25 in.
Dealer Location: North Miami, FL
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Paint
Vintage Mid-Century Italian Fornasetti Metal Servi...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Barware
Metal, Paint
This great and rare serigraphed mid century metal serving or bar tray is Mid-Century and the work of Piero Fornasetti. This is great for your bar and or serving.  
Six Italian Piero Fornasetti Malachite & Gilded Porcelain "Stoviglia" Plates
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1 in. W 8 in. D 9 in.
Dealer Location: North Miami, FL
Materials & Techniques: Gold, Porcelain
Six Italian Piero Fornasetti Malachite & Gilded Po...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Classical Roman Porcelain
Gold, Porcelain
Set of six fabulous Fornasetti malachite designed porcelain with gilded forms of tabletop serving pieces. Signed Stovigilie Fornasetti Milano made in Italy 1956. They are square plates...
Rare Vintage Fornasetti Tray Table on Stand
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 17 in. Dm 24 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Rare Vintage Fornasetti Tray Table on Stand
Piero Fornasetti
20th Century Italian Tray Tables
This Fornasetti table depicts Roman motif's in a circular pattern - the table is easy to move and perfect as a side table or end table... In true Fornasetti style we have a round piece ...
Piero Fornasetti Set of 24 'Adam and Eve' Porcelain Plates, Italy, 1990s
Dimensions: H 1 in. Dm 10 in.
Dealer Location: Chappaqua, NY
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Piero Fornasetti Set of 24 'Adam and Eve' Porcelai...
Piero Fornasetti
1990s Italian Mid-Century Modern Porcelain
Porcelain
Porcelain plates with lithographic transfer-printed decoration on a vibrant and elegant gold ground, comprised of 12 ‘Adam’ and 12 ‘Eve’ plates. Each plate numbered and printed with des...
Old Enameled Box Designed by Piero Fornasetti, circa 1950
By Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1.1 in. W 7.87 in. D 3.94 in.
Dealer Location: Aci Castello, IT
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Mahogany
Old Enameled Box Designed by Piero Fornasetti, cir...
Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Boxes
Metal, Mahogany
Rare box designed by Piero Fornasetti for Atelier Fornasetti, has a mahogany inner compartment and a enameled metal cover. Made in Italy in circa 1950.
Piero Fornasetti ‘Cameo’ Table Lamps
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 15.75 in. Dm 4.33 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Lacquer
Piero Fornasetti ‘Cameo’ Table Lamps
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Metal, Lacquer
A beautiful pair of black and gold table lamps by the legendary Italian designer, Piero Fornasetti. From the series, 'Cameo', these lamps are decorated with lacquered, transfer images o...
Piero Fornasetti porcelain horoscope plate no 3 Aquarius, Italy 1966
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 0.79 in. Dm 8.46 in.
Dealer Location: Macclesfield, GB
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Piero Fornasetti porcelain horoscope plate no 3 Aq...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Porcelain
Porcelain
Piero Fornasetti porcelain horoscope plate no 3 Aquarius, Italy 1966. “Gli infussi Astrali” Printed and hand-painted in gilt
Rare Surrealist Piero Fornasetti Ceramic Eyeball Paperweight, Italy, 1960s
Dimensions: H 3 in. W 3.5 in. D 3.5 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Rare Surrealist Piero Fornasetti Ceramic Eyeball P...
Piero Fornasetti, Salvador Dalí
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories
Ceramic
Rare Surrealist Piero Fornasetti ceramic eyeball paperweight, Italy, 1960s. Excellent condition.
 Six Italian Piero Fornasetti Gilded Porcelain Love Heart Coasters/Barware
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1 in. Dm 4 in.
Dealer Location: North Miami, FL
Materials & Techniques: Gold, Porcelain
Six Italian Piero Fornasetti Gilded Porcelain Lov...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Classical Roman Porcelain
Gold, Porcelain
These delightful and romantic verbages are depicted within the heart shape of these hallmarked Piero Fornasetti gilded porcelain love coasters/ small plates/barware. They are lithograph...
Vintage Piero Fornasetti Tray
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 2 in. Dm 16 in.
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Piero Fornasetti Tray
Piero Fornasetti
20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Serving Pieces
Early tray by Italian designer Piero Fornasetti - Fornasetti is perfection in any era... for display or serving, serve up a conversation with an artful display! Great for any holiday...
Piero Fornasetti ‘Farfalle’ Table Lamp
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 24.41 in. Dm 14.17 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Brass, Lacquer
Piero Fornasetti ‘Farfalle’ Table Lamp
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Table Lamps
Brass, Lacquer
A beautiful and rare, circa 1950 table lamp with ‘butterfly’ motif by designer, Piero Fornasetti. Featuring various colored butterflies, these wonderful lacquered transfers sit on a sca...
Italian Mid-Century Modern Fornasetti Ashtray Dish
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1.18 in. W 8.66 in. D 5.12 in.
Dealer Location: Copenhagen, DK
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Italian Mid-Century Modern Fornasetti Ashtray Dish...
Piero Fornasetti
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Bowls and Baskets
Porcelain
Vintage Fornasetti porcelain dish as a ashtray or pin tray, with the print of French newspaper, Le Figaro.
Piero Fornasetti porcelain horoscope plate no 2 Leo, Italy 1965
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 0.79 in. Dm 8.46 in.
Dealer Location: Macclesfield, GB
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Piero Fornasetti porcelain horoscope plate no 2 Le...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Porcelain
Porcelain
Piero Fornasetti porcelain horoscope plate no 2 Leo Italy 1965. “Gli infussi Astrali” Printed and hand-painted in gilt. Italy 1965.
Old Piero Fornasetti Box 'm'
By Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1.57 in. W 11.81 in. D 3.94 in.
Dealer Location: Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Materials & Techniques: Enamel, Wood
Old Piero Fornasetti Box 'm'
Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Boxes
Enamel, Wood
This is a wonderful vintage Fornasetti box. It has a enameled metal cover with Fornasetti's iconic motif in black and white and a wooden inner compartment. The bottom is red felt. Manuf...
Piero Fornasetti "Profili Romani" Gilt Ceramic Coasters
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 0.39 in. Dm 3.94 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Piero Fornasetti "Profili Romani" Gilt Ceramic Coa...
Piero Fornasetti
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Ceramics
Ceramic
Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988) 'Profili Romani,' a set of eight gilt ceramic coasters, 1950-1960 lithographically decorated and hand-painted with printed retailer’s label Fornasetti, Mila...
Piero Fornasetti ‘Instrumenti’ Box
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1.38 in. W 5.51 in. D 3.54 in.
Dealer Location: London, GB
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Lacquer
Piero Fornasetti ‘Instrumenti’ Box
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Boxes
Metal, Lacquer
A beautiful trinket box by Piero Fornasetti, circa 1950. Decorated with lacquered transfers of musical instruments, the box has a sliding mahogany tray constructed with ‘dovetail’ joint...
Piero Fornasetti Pair of Scala a Chiocciola Di Notte Pillows, 1950s
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 16 in. W 16 in. D 3 in.
Dealer Location: New York, NY
Materials & Techniques: Textile
Piero Fornasetti Pair of Scala a Chiocciola Di Not...
Piero Fornasetti
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Textiles
Textile
This pair of Piero Fornasetti Scala a Chiocciola Di Notte pillows reflects Fornasetti's essential style using transfer prints rendered in the style of engravings to decorate an endless ...
Old Piero Fornasetti Box 'L'
By Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1.57 in. W 7.87 in. D 3.54 in.
Dealer Location: Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Materials & Techniques: Metal
Old Piero Fornasetti Box 'L'
Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Boxes
Metal
This is a wonderful vintage Fornasetti box. It has an enameled metal cover with Fornasetti's iconic hunting arrangement and a wooden inner compartment. The bottom is red felt. Manufactu...
Old Piero Fornasetti Box 'K'
By Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1.57 in. W 5.51 in. D 3.54 in.
Dealer Location: Frankfurt, Hessen, DE
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Wood
Old Piero Fornasetti Box 'K'
Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Boxes
Metal, Wood
This is a wonderful vintage Fornasetti box. It has a enameled metal cover with Fornasetti's iconic graphical pattern in red and black and a wooden inner compartment. The bottom is red f...
Miniature Red Folding Screen by Piero Fornasetti with Musical Instrument Motifs
Dimensions: H 9 in. W 7.5 in. D 1.5 in.
Dealer Location: Chicago, IL
Materials & Techniques: Wood
Miniature Red Folding Screen by Piero Fornasetti w...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Desk Accessories
Wood
A miniature folding screen by Piero Fornasetti with musical instrument motifs on the front in red and black and the reverse side showing black background with white sun motif. Miniatur...
Old Enameled Box Designed by Piero Fornasetti, circa 1950
By Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 1.3 in. W 5.51 in. D 3.54 in.
Dealer Location: Aci Castello, IT
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Mahogany
Old Enameled Box Designed by Piero Fornasetti, cir...
Piero Fornasetti, Atelier Fornasetti
Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern Boxes
Metal, Mahogany
Rare box designed by Piero Fornasetti for Atelier Fornasetti, has a mahogany inner compartment and a enameled metal cover. Made in Italy in circa 1950.
Rare Carlino Pug Dog by Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 14.96 in. W 7.87 in. D 11.81 in.
Dealer Location: Milano, IT
Materials & Techniques: Metal, Fur, Leather, Porcelain
Rare Carlino Pug Dog by Fornasetti
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1950s Italian Mid-Century Modern Sculptures
Metal, Fur, Leather, Porcelain
Piero Fornasetti original bulldog porcelain figure. Made in 1950s in Italy, the figure has leather collar with metal and fur embellishment. Down the back of the dog stored the original ...
Set of Eight Mid-Century Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Coasters "Adam"/ Bareware
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 0.25 in. Dm 4 in.
Dealer Location: North Miami, FL
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Set of Eight Mid-Century Piero Fornasetti Porcelai...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Mid-Century Modern Porcelain
Porcelain
These lovely and interactive set of eight Fornasetti porcelain Mid-Century barware coasters of the allegorical and biblical "Adam"are like a puzzle for you to play with. They are a comp...
Set of Eight Fornasetti Corone Crown Coasters
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 0.25 in. Dm 4 in.
Dealer Location: Palm Springs, CA
Materials & Techniques: Ceramic
Set of Eight Fornasetti Corone Crown Coasters
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1960s Italian Barware
Ceramic
A very rare full set of eight Fornasetti coasters in the "Corone" or crown pattern. Each coaster features a different crown pattern lithograph printed in black with gold on white glazed...
Piero Fornasetti porcelain horoscope plate Gemini, Italy 1973
By Piero Fornasetti
By Piero Fornasetti
Dimensions: H 0.79 in. Dm 8.46 in.
Dealer Location: Macclesfield, GB
Materials & Techniques: Porcelain
Piero Fornasetti porcelain horoscope plate Gemini,...
Piero Fornasetti
Vintage 1970s Italian Porcelain
Porcelain
Piero Fornasetti porcelain horoscope plate, No 10, Gemini, Italy 1973. “Gli infussi Astrali” Printed and hand-painted in gilt, Italy, 1973.