Vintage Piero Fornasetti Astrolabe Plate, # 10 in Astrolabio Series, early 1970's.
Vintage Piero Fornasetti Astrolabe Plate, # 10 in Astrolabio Series, early 1970's.
Vintage Piero Fornasetti Astrolabe Plate, # 10 in Astrolabio Series, early 1970's.

PIERO FORNASETTI (1913-1988)

Vintage Piero Fornasetti Astrolabe Plate, # 10 in Astrolabio Series, early 1970's.

c. 1970 Italy

Offered by Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc

US$700 usd
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Vintage Piero Fornasetti Astrolabe Plate,
# 10 in Astrolabio series,
1960's-mid 1970's.

The large Piero Fornasetti plate depicts an astrolabe, it is number 8 in series. a ribbon above reads Ad Sciendum Quota Sit Hora Correspondens Horologis. The ribbon and astrolabe on a brilliant gilt ground.

Dimensions: 8 1/4 inches x 1 inch high




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)
Dimensions
Diameter 8.25 inch (20.95 cm)
Stock Code
NY8163C
Medium
porcelain
Signed/Inscribed
Mark: Astrolabio in a banner above Fornasetti hand and brush over a green porcelain, #10 & mark a script PR in gold.
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