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Lot 190

Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988), a four fold screen c.1954, unsigned A lithographic...

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Lot 190

Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988), a four fold screen
c.1954, unsigned
A lithographic...

Price Realised: £6,240

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 190


Piero Fornasetti (1913-1988), a four fold screen

c.1954, unsigned

A lithographic transfer printed and lacquered four fold screen on casters

Printed to one side with Battaglia Navale pattern and to the other side with Lesene pattern

These screens were produced in two sizes; a 200x200cm size of which there were 15 made and a smaller version of which only 10 were made (of which this is one)

137cm high x 145 cm wide x 3 cm deep


Literature: For a similar example see Fornasetti, the complete universe (Rizzoli, New York, 2010), page 429


Provenance: Private Collection, London


We are extremely grateful to Barnaba Fornasetti for his help in cataloguing this screen



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