Vintage Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Plate,
Decorated With Sea Anemones, Urchins & Shells,
#7 from Conchiglie Pattern,
The Fornasetti plate is decorated in the Conchiglie pattern which depicts different sea shells and sea anemones. The plate is transfer printed and hand-enameled. The craftsmanship is exquisite.
Diameter: 9 inches
Fornasetti's whimsical and colourful Conchiglie pattern features a different sea creature filling the center well of each plate, surrounded by assorted sea animals, shells, mollusks and fishes. While many of the creatures are realistically rendered, there are a few fantastic animals as well.
Marks: Eschenbach, Bavaria blanks, Fornasetti mark.
Reference: Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, edited by Barnaba Fornasetti, page 608, #140 for a black and white photograph of eight plates with similar elements that were developed as prototypes for this series in 1947.
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