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Rare Fornasetti Plates, Set of 9

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Rare Fornasetti Plates, Set of 9 Rare Fornasetti Plates, Set of 9 Rare Fornasetti Plates, Set of 9
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Hilary Knight collection. Set of nine rare signed Fornasetti hand-painted porcelain plates from the "Vegetalia" series, dated 1955, Milano. Each plate decorated in the style of Renaissance painter Arcimbaldo, with vegetables arranged to form recognizable portrait profiles.

Sometime in the early ’50s, Hilary Knight’s drawings of naughty little girls for Mademoiselle magazine led to a meeting with author Kay Thompson (then a top nightclub performer)--and, of course, to the perpetually adored Eloise, the precocious Plaza dweller who in many ways is Knight’s alter ego. “Eloise will be celebrating her 60th birthday in 2015--not bad for a six-year-old,” says Knight. We’re honored to offer these personal pieces from Knight, who remains as stylish, outspoken, and original as the legendary little girl he brought to life.

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