Piero Fornasetti Soli e Lune Coasters Set of 8 with Original Box
Piero Fornasetti Soli e Lune Coasters Set of 8 with Original Box
Piero Fornasetti Soli e Lune Coasters Set of 8 with Original Box
Piero Fornasetti Soli e Lune Coasters Set of 8 with Original Box

PIERO FORNASETTI (1913-1988)

Piero Fornasetti Soli e Lune Coasters Set of 8 with Original Box

1960 United Kingdom

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The set of eight coasters are amusingly decorated with sun and moon motifs after illustrations made in 1942 for Gio Ponte which were printed by hand and called Lunario del sole (Solar Almanac) This close adaptation was then created for a plate form and other shapes.
Reference: Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, pages 212 & 213 for illustrations made for Gio 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.
Dimensions
Diameter 4.00 (10.16 cm)
Stock Code
NY8190
Medium
porcelain
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Yes
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