- Fernando Botero Collectible Plates
- Was unable to date these plates. The works are circa 1970 - 1977
- Details: These two plates are a limited edition release of printed reproduction works by artist Fernando Botero exclusively for Museo D Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia made by Vajillas Corona. Although I was unable to find the exact name of these pieces or the dates the museum released this collection, I can tell you that one plate is similar to Botero's "Canasta de Frutas" still life, the other, with the coffee pot, is strikingly similar to his work on paper called "Naturaleza Muerta" from 1973, or even "Still life with Coffee Pot" from 1977. He has many other still lifes with fruits but the two mentioned here are very similar to the ones depicted on these plates. These are much older than the 2005 limited edition plates and demitasse cups now available, notice those are marked "Diamante", these are "Vajillas Corona". Plates like these currently sell at art galleries for $110 - $200 each. The set is still in its original box, although the box is not in perfect condition, (it has a tear on one side), however, the plates are in pristine condition. They would look beautiful hanging on a wall as part of your decorative plate collection, or as a fine addition to any Botero collection.
- Material : Porcelain
- Dimension: Each plate measures 7 inches in Diameter
- Condition: Excellent condition. These plates look as if they were never taken out of their box. No scratches, cracks, or other marks. Every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections. Refunds will not be given unless there's gross misrepresentation of condition.
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"Vajillas CORONA" (CORONA Dinnerware) is one of the oldest and most recognized manufacturers of its kind in Colombia and Latin America.
Fernando Botero is a Colombian artist and sculptor, born in Medellin, Colombia in 1932. He is considered the most recognized and quoted living artist from Latin America. He originally enrolled in matador school but left to become an artist, displaying his work for the first time in 1948. His signature style, also known as "Boterismo", depicts people and figures as round, bloated humans and animals. The inflated, proportional exaggerated figures sometimes include an element of political satire. He uses flat, bright colors and prominently outlined forms—a nod to Latin-American folk art. While his work includes still-lifes and landscapes, Botero is best known for the portraiture of exaggerated volume. His work can be found in major cities around the world, such as Park Avenue in New York City and the Champs-Élysées in Paris.