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

PIERO FORNASETTI (1913-1988)

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

1950 to 19959 United Kingdom

Offered by Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc

£290 gbp
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Mongolfiere (hot air) Design,
Number 2 in series,

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

1783/ 21 Nov. Pilatrre Des Rosiers/Edarlandes Partono Dal Castello Del./ La Muette Per Il Primo Viaggo Aero in Une Mongolfiera.


Reference:

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.
Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, Barnaba Fornasetti, Page 616, #167 for four examples from set.
Dimensions
Diameter 10.00 (25.40 cm)
Stock Code
ny8209B
Signed/Inscribed
Mark: 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.
Earle D Vandekar of Knightsbridge Inc

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