Piero Fornasetti Mid-Century Modern “Girolamo Frescobaldi” Plate
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Piero FORNASETTI (1913-1988)
"Girolamo Frescobaldi" (1583–1643)
No.6. from Fornasetti's "Grandi Maestri" Series
Porcelain with black-printed lithograph and hand-gilding
25.5 cm diameter
See p.264, Mariuccia Casadio and Barnaba Fornasetti, "Fornasetti: L'artista Alchimista: La Bottega Fantastica", Milan, Mondadori Electa, 2009.
An original issue Piero Fornasetti piece. With the "Grandi Maestri" Lyre mark and Fornasetti Logo with "FORNASETTI-MILANO / MADE IN ITALY". Manuscript "6" and decorator's mark.
Fornasetti's "Grandi Maestri" Series commemorates his choice of the most famous Italian maestro composers. The full set consists of twelve plates (Claudio Monteverdi, Pierluigi da Palestrina, Giovanni Paisiello, Alessandro Scarlatti, Antonio Vivaldi, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Vincenzo Bellini, Giuseppe Verdi, Gaetano Donizetti, Giacomo Puccini, Gioacchino Rossini and Arrigo Boito) with antique images sourced from the designer's extensive collection. The borders have a decorative design formed from historical instruments and music.
The plate here, which is number 6 in the series, depicts Girolamo Frescobaldi, one of the most important Italian keyboard music composers of in the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods.
Excellent condition. Slight rubbing to the gilt, else perfect.