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Rare Piero Fornasetti Pottery Fish Plate,  Passata de pesce (Passage of Fish) or Pesci. #6, Circa 1960.


Rare Piero Fornasetti Fish Plate,  

Passata de pesce (Passage of Fish) or Pesci.

#6,

Circa 1960.


The earthenware pottery plate depicta a school of fish swimming together across the plate.  This pattern was issued over a period of time but this particular set is one of the earliest made. Although described as a passage of fish, this set is marked Pesci.


Diameter: 9 1/4 inches x 1 1/4 inches high


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( Image from the Fornasetti retrospective in Milan 2014-15 where a set of these plates were hung on the wall)



Reference:  Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams, Patrick Mauriès, page 264, #164, where the pattern is illustrated.







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