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Piero Fornasetti Astronomici Porcelain Plate, Number 12 in Series, 1950's.

A Piero Fornasetti Astronomici Porcelain Plate,

 Number 12 in Series,


Astronomici means Astronomics.  This is a rare pattern in black and white with gold highlights.  

Diameter: 10 inches

Mark: A moon and sun within a circle with smiling faces with scattered stars and the pattern name Astronomici written across edge of circle; above right the Fornasetti hand and brush and Fornasetti. Milano/Made in Italy and the numeral 9 to the right.


Reference: Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams, Patrick Mauries, 220 for colour illustration of set of twelve made in 1955. The author writes, " Fornasetti looked at astronomy in 17th century terms, when it was not distinguished from astrology.

Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, Barnaba Fornasetti, Page 614, #162 for several illustrated examples.

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