Property from an Important American Collection
"FOSSILI" SIDE TABLE
lithographic transfer-print over wood, brass
with the firm's original paper label
14¼ in. (36.2 cm) high
14¼ in. (36.2 cm) diameter
Overall in very good condition. The lithographic print retains its bright and colorful surface and presents with light surface scratches throughout as well as scattered areas of light residue, consistent with gentle use and not visually distracting. The brass legs are stable and present with oxidation throughout as well as areas with light rust to the edges and pitting to the metal consistent with age. A whimsical model by Fornasetti ready for use and display.
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Collection of Barnaba Fornasetti, son of the artist
Christie's Los Angeles, Important Design: The Life of Piero Fornasetti, May 16, 1998, lot 200
Barnaba Fornasetti, ed., Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, Milan, 2009, p. 382 (for a variation of the model)