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Piero Fornasetti Cat & Books Metal  Umbrella Stand, 1955.

Piero Fornasetti Cat on Books Metal Umbrella Stand,


The charming early model of the stand depicts a cat perched atop a pile of books made of enamelled and lithographed aluminum.  On the reverse is a demi-lune bar to support walking sticks and umbrellas and the original removable drip pan - both in a dark green.

Dimensions: 28 1/2 inches high x 17 1/2 inches wide at base (11 1.2 inches at top) x 7 1/2 inches deep. (72.39 cm x 44.45 x 19.05)

Mark: early Gold sticker with black writing for Piero Fornasetti.

See: Fornasetti: Designer of Dreams, Patrick Mauries, Page 162 for example.

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