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

PIERO FORNASETTI (1913-1988)

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

1950 to 1965 Italy

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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.

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).
See: A related paperweight in form and design at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Museum number:C.67-1985.
Dimensions
Height 3.75 inch (9.52 cm)
Width 2.50 inch (6.35 cm)
Diameter 2.50 inch (6.35 cm)
Stock Code
ny8813
Medium
porcelain
Signed/Inscribed
Mark: Fornasetti, Milano - Made in Italy. underside
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