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Vintage Piero Fornasetti Conchiglie Pattern Plate decorated with Sea Anemones, Urchins & Shells,

Vintage Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Plate,

Decorated With Sea Anemones, Urchins & Shells,

#7 from Conchiglie Pattern,

Circa 1960-70's.

(Ref: ny8174-1A-IRR)

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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