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Piero Fornasetti Set of Five Fruit Plates, Sezioni Di Frutta, Circa 1952.


Piero Fornasetti Set of Five Fruit Plates,

Sezioni Di Frutta,

Circa 1952.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              


This is an early 1950s pottery example using Italian pottery and subdued colours from the fantastic series which depicts split vegetables and fruits depicted in rich colour and detail.  Each was beautifully rendered in the trompe l’oeil tradition.


Dimensions: 9 inches diameter x 1 1/4 inches high.


Mark: Printed green mark for Societa Ceramica, Laveno, with Eagle and banner, the letters K - B above and Made in Italy  and the numbers 10-52 (most likely the date).


Reference: Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, Barnaba Fornasetti,  Page 615, #164 for examples in puce.







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