Twenty Four Vintage Piero Fornasetti Gold Adam & Eve Porcelain Plates,
A complete set of vintage painted gold ground transfer-printed plates which as a group depict Adam & Eve.
Dimensions: 10 1/4 inches diameter
Marks: On bottom, transfer printed in black, on rim: "ALTO/HAUT/TOP [inside scroll pierced by arrow]". On bottom, transfer printed in black, center: "[Leaf]/1 (through 12)/EVA (Adam)/FORNASETTI . MILANO/MADE IN ITALY"
Green under-stamp for Scherzer.
Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams, Patrick Mauriès, page 238, the author writes- The idea of dividing up the bodies of Adam and Eve into twelve dinner plates is surely one that no one but Fornasetti would conceive. They were designed in 1954. Each plate has its attractions, but like a jigsaw puzzle they only reveal their meaning when seen together.
Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, edited by Barnaba Fornasetti, page 600, # 122 for an adam and an Eve in the 4 inch coaster format.
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