Piero FORNASETTI (1913-1988)
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
No.10. 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" and manuscript "10".
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 Fornasetti's extensive collection. The borders have a decorative design formed from historical instruments and music.
The plate here depicts Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901) and is number 10 in the "Grandi Maestri" Series. Verdi is without doubt one of the most famous Italian opera composers. A number of his best known operas hold central places in the operatic canon are are almost constantly in production: Rigoletto (1851), Il Trovatore (1853), La Traviata (1853) and Aïda (1871).
Excellent condition. Slight rubbing to the gilt at the edge top right and left rim, else perfect.
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