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Lot 209: A Fornasetti malachite bicycle, Piero Fornasetti (Italian, 1913-1988), Milan, Italy, 1984
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
A Fornasetti malachite bicycle
Piero Fornasetti (Italian, 1913-1988), Milan, Italy, 1984
With chromed steel handlebars, bell, bicycle rack, and Brooks leather seat; the steel bicycle frame with malachite-patterned screenprint and circular Fornasetti logo reading "FORNASETTI MADE IN ITALY-MILANO."
H: 39 1/2, W: 68 in.
We would like to thank Mr. Barnaba Fornasetti for his assistance in the cataloguing of this lot.
Bike appears to retain all original elements and is in good original condition. The chain and wheels move freely. There is some light oxidation to the frame commensurate with age and use. Some minor scuffs to leather seat and handle grips. One cap is missing from end of handlebar. There is a little flaking to the chrome at the top of the fork. There is some minor wear and finish loss to lower edge of chain guard. The lights have not been tested and may require rewiring or new bulbs. A tune-up is recommended for use.
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