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A Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Boxed Coaster Set with Love, Hearts and Sayings, Circa 1960's.

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A Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Boxed Coaster Set with Love, Hearts and Sayings, Circa 1960's.


The unusual coasters are in their original red box with a gilt applique heart on the top.  Each coaster has a central white heart on a gold ground.  Within each heart is a saying about love framed by a differnt heart shaped border.


Dimensions: 4 inches diameter x .5 inch height


The saying or proverbs read as follows-


1.    Love is not without fear

2.    Whate (sic) the heart thinks the mouth speaks

3.    Who loves me well loves my dog also

4.    Seek your salve where you got your sore (A Hand-book of Proverbs: Comprising Ray's Collection of English Proverbs ...  By Henry George Bohn, John Ray, Page 482)

5.    Love is shown by many a bitter sign (from The complete works, Volume 1

      By George Noël Gordon Byron (Baron Byron), John Galt)

6.    Love and red nose can't be hid

7.    The new love oft chaseth out the old

8.    Love is ne'er without jealousy.


Mark: each has this mark and different initials of the gilder.

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Reference: Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, Barnaba Fornasetti, Page 608, #139. for period photograph of protypes made by Piero Fornasetti and presented by Cerarniche di Bollate at the VIII Milan Triennale in 1947 with this designs with hearts.