Plate, Theme and Variation
1/2 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. (1.3 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm) (show scale)
On underside of base, transfer printed in black: "[human eye]/TEMA E/VARIAZIONI/6/[hand with paint brush]/FORNASETTI . MILANO/MADE IN ITALY".
Gift of the Estate of Jane Adams Breed
Small circular dished porcelain plate with transfer-printed decoration of a woman's face in black on white ground with a large, gaping black crack running vertically through face, wider at top. Number 6 from 7 piece Tema e Variazioni series.
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Piero Fornasetti (Italian, 1913-1988). Plate, Theme and Variation, ca. 1954. Glazed earthenware, 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. (1.3 x 10.5 x 10.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Estate of Jane Adams Breed, 2005.37.6. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2005.37.6_PS2.jpg)
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