The plates depict a calligraphic stylized owl ...
moreVintage Piero Fornasetti Porcelain Uccelli Calligrafici Bird Plate, Owl, #6 in Series, 1962.
The plates depict a calligraphic stylized owl in black on a white ground.
Reference: Fornasetti: The Complete Universe, edited by Barnaba Fornasetti, page 607, #135 for a colour illustration of a table setting created for a show in Stuttgart in 1962 where the table is set with this series which translates as Calligraphic birds. less