Vintage Piero Fornasetti Astrolabe Large Plate,# 12 in Astrolabio Series Early 1970's.
Vintage Piero Fornasetti Astrolabe Large Plate,# 12 in Astrolabio Series Early 1970's.
Vintage Piero Fornasetti Astrolabe Large Plate,# 12 in Astrolabio Series Early 1970's.

PIERO FORNASETTI (1913-1988)

Vintage Piero Fornasetti Astrolabe Large Plate,# 12 in Astrolabio Series Early 1970's.

1970 Italy

Offered by Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc

US$700 usd
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Vintage Piero Fornasetti Astrolabe Plate,
# 12 in Astrolabio Series,
Early 1970s.

The large Piero Fornasetti plate depicts an astrolabe, it is number 12 of 12 in series. A ribbon above reads Ad Habendum Horam Ineqvalem Et Qvatvor Angvlos Celi In Die.. The ribbon and astrolabe on a brilliant gilt ground.

Dimensions: 10 inches x 1 inch high

Mark: Astrolabio in a banner over a green porcelain undermark above Fornasetti hand and brush , #12 & mark a script 3 in gold.

ASTRLABE An astrolabe (Greek: astrolabon, "star-taker") is an elaborate inclinometer, historically used by astronomers, navigators, and astrologers. Its many uses include locating and predicting the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars, determining local time given local latitude and vice-versa, surveying, triangulation, and to cast horoscopes. It was used in classical antiquity, through the Islamic Golden Age, the European Middle Ages and Renaissance for all these purposes. In the Islamic world, it was also used to calculate the Qibla and to find the times for Salah, prayers.
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrolabe)

Excellent
See a similar Astroglobe plate in the Victoria & Albert Museum's Collection, Museum # C.63-1985. (http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O170005/plate-fornasetti-piero/)
Dimensions
Diameter 10.00 inch (25.40 cm)
Stock Code
NY8163-B
Medium
porcelain
Signed/Inscribed
marked
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