Piero Fornasetti Key To Dreams Insulator Paperweight, 1950s.
Piero Fornasetti Key To Dreams Insulator Paperweight, 1950s.
Piero Fornasetti Key To Dreams Insulator Paperweight, 1950s.
Piero Fornasetti Key To Dreams Insulator Paperweight, 1950s.
Piero Fornasetti Key To Dreams Insulator Paperweight, 1950s.

PIERO FORNASETTI (1913-1988)

Piero Fornasetti "Key To Dreams" Insulator Paperweight, 1950s.

c. 1955 Italy

Offered by Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc

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Vintage Piero Fornasetti "Key To Dreams" Insulator Paperweight.
1950s.

This is a great piece from Italian designer Piero Fornasetti's line of ceramic insulators, cleverly repurposed into paperweight pen rests and decorated with wonderfully wry designs.

This is the English-language version of The New Key to Dreams, a post-Surrealist legend to dream interpretation. If you dream of a mushroom, it may warn of deception....a butterfly, of wantonness....and so on.

This insulator was probably produced by the Ginori factory for Fornasetti's studio.
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In applying gold trim and decals to an industrial object, Fornasetti was challenging the notion that form follows function but, instead, form or, in this case, a decoration can be added to an object to create "varying degrees of irony, wit and tension" making people rethink the way they looked at the world (Wilk in Mauri├Ęs 1991, p. 5).
Dimensions
Height 3.75 inch (9.52 cm)
Width 22.50 inch (57.15 cm)
Stock Code
NY8507
Medium
porcelain
Signed/Inscribed
Yes
Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc

Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc
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