Vintage Piero Fornasetti Mongolfiere (Hot Air) Balloon Plate, Number 5.
Vintage Piero Fornasetti Mongolfiere (Hot Air) Balloon Plate, Number 5.
Vintage Piero Fornasetti Mongolfiere (Hot Air) Balloon Plate, Number 5.

PIERO FORNASETTI (1913-1988)

Vintage Piero Fornasetti Mongolfiere (Hot Air) Balloon Plate, Number 5.

1950 to 1959 Italy

Offered by Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc

£290 gbp
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Mongolfiere (hot air) Design,
Number 5 in series,
1950's

(A large selection of other plates from series available)

The large plate depicts a large hot air balloon with a panel describing the image.
The plate has a panel which reads in Italian:-

1784 AEROSTATO DELL'ACCADEMIA DI DIGIONE CON A BORDO GUITTON E BERTRAND
(Rough translation 1784 BALLOON ACADEMY OF DIJON WITH ABOARD GUITTON AND BERTRAND)

This references the first free flight carrying a human occurred in Paris, France November 21, 1783. It was in a hot air balloon made of paper and silk made by the Montgolfier brothers. The balloon carried two men, Francois Pilatre de Rozier and Francois Laurent, Marquis of d 'Arlanders.


The name of the pattern comes from the first hot air ballooner. On the 21st November in 1784 a balloon made by two French brothers, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier was launched from the centre of Paris and flew for a period of 20 minutes: It was the birth of hot air ballooning.

See: Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, Barnaba Fornasetti, Page 616, #167 for four examples from set.
Dimensions
External Height 10.00 inch (25.40 cm)
Stock Code
NY8209D
Signed/Inscribed
Image of hot air balloon with the number 6 on its side and below Mongolfiere/Fornasetti/ Milano/Made in Italy and to the right the Fornasetti hand and brush.
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