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Piero Fornasetti Mesi & Soli Pattern, Twelve Suns, Twelve Months, Pair of Porcelain Plates.


Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Mesi & Soli Plates,

Twelve Suns, Twelve Months,

Pair of Plates

Mid-Late 1950s.


Piero Fornasetti "12 Mesi 12 Soli" series number 5 & 6 plates each numbered, showing the sun as a woman's face and each one representing a different month- May & June.



Dimensions: 10 1/4 inches diameter x 1 inch high.


Mark:  Each with Piero Fornasetti printed mark and numbered on the underside and most with original foil labels.


Reference: Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, Barnaba Fornasetti, pages 212 & 213 for illustrations made for Geo Ponte  printed by hand called Lunario del sole (Solar Almanac) which were made in 1942 and which were adapted to a circular shape for these plates in a series called Dodici soli, dodici mesi (Twelve Suns, Twelve Months) which were made in the early 1950's.


Fornasetti, Designer of Dreams, Patrick Mauries, pages 224-5 for illustration of a set of plates.


Mauries writes, " For two years Gio Ponte commissioned a calendar or diary from Fornasetti as a present for his friends, consisting of twelve drawings illustrating the months.  Fornasetti continued this tradition by printing a similar calendar for himself.


The theme for 1942 was the Sun- Lunario del Sole, the Almanac of the Sun.  Later Fornasetti converted his designs into dinner plates.  It was the beginning of a lifelong obsession with the image of the Sun, here equated with a woman's face."







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