Piero Fornasetti - Ceramica Bardelli - "Tema e Variazione 2" tile / tile on the face of Lina Cavalieri - clouds

Description
Piero Fornasetti - Ceramica Bardelli - "Tema e Variazione 2" tile / tile on the face of Lina Cavalieri - clouds
Italy - 1950-1999 - Stoneware

An amazing tile illustrated with original drawings by Piero Fornasetti, made by Ceramic Bardelli, Vuttuone (Milan, Italy). From a series of 20 tiles called “Tema e Variazione 2”. In this tile, the face Lina Cavalieri is drawn inside a sun with rays, among the clouds.

The illustration is in black colour on a platinum background. The background colour is quite variable depending on the external light direction.

The drawing by Fornasetti depicts the enigmatic face of a woman, the actress Lina Cavalieri. Fornasetti chose this face for its characteristics of classical perfection, like a Greek statue, and for her enigmatic attitude, like Mona Lisa. He made 500 among variations, games, poetic ideas, jokes and metaphysical atmospheres which will endure throughout his entire life.

This tile is new, never used nor showcased, and is in perfect condition.

Dimensions: 10 x 10 cm.

The Italian Bardelli Company have been manufacturing the tiles by Fornasetti for almost 30 years; this production ended some time ago and all of the tiles are now extremely rare.

Lot details
Object
"Tema e Variazione 2" tile / tile on the face of Lina Cavalieri - clouds
Material
Stoneware
Designer/ Artist
Piero Fornasetti
Manufacturer/ Brand
Ceramica Bardelli
Condition
As new - unused
Estimated Period
1950-1999
Country of Origin
Italy
Dimensions
0.6×10×10 cm
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