Piero Fornasetti produced hundreds of pieces of practical art for the home, in the 1950's, 60's and 70's, from tea sets to tables.This pair of drinks trays dates to the late fifties. A striking image printed on to laminated ply, for strength, and mounted into a brass surround with four feet. The smaller of the pair has a brass bottle holder attatched to one end of the tray.
The orininal label says "This article is hotwater and alcohol proof. To clean it, wipe it with a soft cotton cloth that can be moistened, do not use wool. From time to time use a little polish and you will keep his beauty."