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Posted 6 years ago


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Piero Fornasetti (1913 - 1988) is one of the great names in Italian design.

I bought these drink coasters from a market about five years ago. Unfortunately I have only got two. I think there is a set of eight coasters. These are José and Rodolfo. The series is called Melodramma and there are plates as well in another combination of the figures from "Classical Opera". This group were made in Italy.

The figures represent different characters from Operas.
-Mimi from Puccini's Bohème
-Rodolfo from Puccini's Bohème
-Otello from Verdi's Otello
-Desdemona from Verdi's Otello
-Butterfly from Puccini's Madame Butterfly
-Pinkerton from Puccini's Madame Butterfly
-Carmen from Bizet's Carmen
-José from Bizet's Carmen

(José is probably a very troubled me.)

Do yourself a favour and have a look around the Fornasetti site:
Check out the images of the home and the atelier!


  1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    You are forgiven, my son! My days as a school ma'am are far gone!
  2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks scandinavian_pieces. Just trying to be eclectic.
  3. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    many thanks austrohungaro!
  4. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Manythanks again PhilDavidAlexanderMorris!
  5. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks BeauxPurdy too!
  6. Budek Budek, 6 years ago
    Thanks for the introduction, they're Very handsome!
  7. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Many thanks Budek!
  8. vetraio50 vetraio50, 6 years ago
    Thanks Bellin!
  9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 4 years ago
    Your very welcome Kevin and these still stunning:)
  10. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
    Many thanks AGHCOLLECT!
  11. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 months ago
    Many thanks BRUNSWICK !!! ! !!!
  12. brunswick brunswick, 4 months ago
    Again Welcome..You see the plates in 'Human' form..but drink coasters..nah! That is the uniqueness...


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