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PIERO FORNASETTI (1913-1988)

A Piero Fornasetti umbrella stand depicting a doberman dog. (c. 1980 Italy)

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Item Medium Description

Lithographically printed metal

Item Signed, Inscribed, Dated Details

Piero Fornasetti

European Dimensions

87.00 cm high

UK/USA Converted Dimensions

34.25 inches high

Current Item Condition

Very good condition

Item Description / Dealer Expertise

An Umbrella Stand "Doberman" by Piero Fornasetti.
Lithographically printed and hand coloured metal.

PIERO FORNASETTI
Type Artist/Maker
Country of origin Italy
Born 1913
Died 1988

Piero Fornasetti (10 November 1913 - 1988) was an Italian painter, sculptor, interior decorator and engraver lived most of life in Milan, attending the Brera Art Academy from 1930-32 when he was expelled for insubordination. During World War II, he went into exile in Switzerland from 1943-46. He created more than 11,000 items, many featuring the face of a woman, operatic soprano Lina Cavalieri, as a motif. Fornasetti found her face in a 19th century magazine. “What inspired me to create more than 500 variations on the face of a woman?” asks Italian designer, Piero Fornasetti of himself. “I don’t know,” he admits, “I began to make them and I never stopped.” The “Tema e Variazioni” (theme and variation) plate series based on Cavalieri's face numbered more than 350.

Other common features in his work include heavy use of black and white, the sun and time. His style is reminiscent of Greek and Roman architecture, from which he was heavily influenced.
Today it is most common to see Fornasetti's style in fashion and room accessories such as scarfs, ties, lamps, furniture, china plates and tables.

His son, Barnaba Fornasetti, continues to design in his father's name.

Guide Price

gbp 4500.00 (Pound Sterling)

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Holly Johnson Antiques
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