Fontana Arte

Rare Flush Mount Fixture by Max Ingrand

Rare Flush Mount Fixture by Max Ingrand
Italy
c. 1958

Model #2079, produced by Fontana Arte. 5 clear crystal discs with beveled edges surround a brass circular structure with a textured center lens. 1 standard Edison socket and recently added canopy for mounting that can easily be removed. Published: Fontana Arte 6, manufacturers catalog.
h. 12” dia. 17”

Excellent condition. All wiring and socket replaced. All metal cleaned and all glass elements free of chips or significant scratches.

$22,000.

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Dahlia Chandelier by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte.

Dahlia Chandelier by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy,
c. 1955

Fontana Arte model #1563/A, 16-light fixture of oxidized brass and nickeled metal. Each arm has an elongated glass petal and one candelabra socket.  Glass petals alternate between smokey quartz & teal colored glass.  Published:  Fontana Arte 6, Manufacturer's catalog, Pg 11.
h. 21"  diam. 51" 

Excellent original finish.  Metal and glass have been cleaned.  All wiring and sockets have been recently changed.

$75,000.

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Rare and Early Chandelier by Fontana Arte

Rare Chandelier by Fontana Arte
Italy, c. 1952

A chandelier consisting of two large curved glass panels decorated with acid-etched decoration.  Oxidized brass mounts and 6 standard sized sockets.  Finial has maker’s etched marking.  Published: Domus Magazine, March, 1953, pg.4
h. 25"  w. 36"  d. 9.5"

Excellent restored condition 

$19,500.

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Pair of Sconces #2439 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

Pair of Sconces #2439 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1959

Thick slabs of crystal with chiseled edges. White glass front-pieces & brass structures. Each sconce has three candelabra sockets.
h. 14.25"  w. 8.25" d. 5"

Very good original condition.  Some oxidizing to brass and new sockets and wiring.

$18,500.  pair

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Rare Pair of #2443 Sconces, by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

Rare Pair of #2443 Sconces, by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy, c. 1958
Patinated brass, opaque white glass and thick frosted crystal panels with beveled cut-out edges.  4 candelabra sockets per sconce.  
Literature: Fontana Arte Manufacturers Catalog, 1967, unpaginated.
h. 24.5"  w. 7.5"  d. 4"

Very good condition.  One small chip to outside corner of glass on one (1) sconce. 

$18,500. Pair

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Rare Pendant #2220 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

Rare Pendant #2220 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1962

Rare and beautiful brass hanging pendant with dark oxidized finish, white painted interior and large faceted crystal diffuser. Holds one standard size bulb and can take up to 75 watts. Length of drop is easily adjusted on this light. 
h. 44"  diam. 12"

Excellent condition. Some wear to outside of shade. Recently rewired with new socket. Wear consistent with age and use.

$11,500.

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Rare Hanging Light Designed by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

Rare Hanging Light Designed by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1960

Model #2127 comprised of 4 large circular glass panels with beveled edges that are placed around the center of the fixture. Center glass bowl with faceted outer face and metal surround. 8 Candelabra sockets.
h. 32” dia. 32”

Very good original condition. Metal has been cleaned, and all sockets and electrical have been replaced.

$45,000.

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Rare Dahlia Chandelier by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

Rare Dahlia Chandelier by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1955

16-light fixture of oxidized brass and nickeled metal. Each arm has an elongated glass petal and one candelabra socket.  Glass petals alternate between clear & pale green colored glass.  Published:  Fontana Arte 6, Manufacturer's catalog, Pg 11
h. 21"  diam. 51" 

Excellent original finish.  Metal and glass have been cleaned.  All wiring and sockets have been recently changed.

Price on Request

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12 Light Chandelier by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

12 Light Chandelier by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy, c. 1956

Extraordinary hanging light with 12 candelabra sockets and chromed brass structure.  5 bevelled-glass discs -rose, bronze, blue, coral & clear -  overlap and create a flower petal effect.  
h. 34” 32” dia.

Condition:  Oxidation & wear to metal. No visible chips or scratches to glass. Wiring and sockets have been recently replaced. 

Published: Fontana Arte: Una Storia Transparente, Falconi, pg. 96

$56,000.

 

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Rare Wall Mirror by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

Rare Wall Mirror by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1958

Crystal surround in teal blue, with floating central mirror and brass mounts. This rare model was conceived during the height of Fontana Arte's post-war creative period and while the company was under the design direction of Max Ingrand.
h. 31” w. 23”

Excellent condition. Some oxidation to brass.

$18,500.

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Pair of Sconces, Model #1680 by Fontana Arte

Pair of Sconces, Model #1680 by Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1960

Rare and elegant pair of sconces with acid-etched glass diffusers and hand-cut brass mounts. Newly created back plates and recently re-wired.
h. 12.5"  w. 5.5"  d. 6"

Excellent condition

$12,500.

Ref: 65 FA 13

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Rare Cocktail Table by Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte

Rare Cocktail Table by Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1938

An elegant and early Pietro Chiesa designed cocktail table manufactured by Fontana Arte. Rose Gold mirrored glass top inset onto wood dish frame above splayed legs. Early Fontana Arte stamp to frame in two places.
h. 20.5 w. 45.5 d. 27.5

Very good condition. Wood frame has been touched up and polished. Minor scratches and wear to original mirrored glass.

Published: Variant of this table is shown in “Arredamento” by G. Ulrich, plate 1.

$14,500.

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Rare Table Lamp by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

Rare Table Lamp by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1956

Elegant table lamp of burnished brass with hour-glass form base and extraordinary sculptural finial. Acid-etched conical glass shade. 3 candelabra sockets.
h. 26” diam. 11”

Very good original condition. Brass surface has oxidation and some loss to finish. All wiring and sockets have been recently replaced.

$24,000.

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Etched Glass Ceiling Fixture by Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte

Etched Glass Ceiling Fixture by Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1935

Early hanging light with 5 standard sockets.  Beautiful etched glass dish incised with foliage and butterflies (decorazione G), from an early Fontana Arte catalog.  Center brass rod, stylized finial and acid-etched, circular glass diffuser.
h. 23"  diam. 28"

Very good original condition.  Oxidation to brass, and some loss to paint near the sockets.  Small nick to etched glass dish.

$15,500.

Ref: 62 PC 05

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Rare & Early Cocktail Table by Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte

Rare & Early Cocktail Table by Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1941

Elegant low table on pedestal base.  Cloud-shaped wood structure with thick, mirrored inset top.  All wood elements are ebonized.  Very good vintage condition.  Wood has been touched up and polished.  Losses of silver to mirror top.  Illustrated in "Arredamento," by Guglielmo Ulrich, publisher, Görlich, plate 2.
h. 22.25"  w. 43"  d. 31.25"

$18,500.

Ref:  81 PC 01

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Rare #1498 Hanging Light by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

Rare #1498 Hanging Light by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1966

Large crystal dome with acid etched glass diffuser and brass mounts. 15 candelabra bulbs.  Very good original condition with some wear to metal.  All sockets and wiring have been recently replaced.
h. 28"  diam. 42"

$26,000.

Ref: 62 MI 13

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Rare Illuminated Wall Mirror by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

Rare Illuminated Wall Mirror by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1955

A crest-shaped mirror with angular bevel edges that reflect a deep sapphire blue, resting in sinuous arms of two lights each, fitted with candelabra sockets.   Published:  For related examples, see Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Max Ingrand Du Verre à la Lumière, pg 253.  Also Franco Deboni, Fontana Arte – Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand, pl. 418
h. 20”  w. 18”  d. 1 ½”

$19,500.

Very good orginal condition.  Glass has some chipping along the outside edges, and some internal pitting under the surface of the glass.  Brass has been polished out and all wiring and sockets have been recently replaced.

Ref: 03 MI 05

 

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Pair of Sconces, Model #1944, by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

Pair of Sconces, Model #1944, by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1962

Ovoid crystal shield with irregular bevel to outer edge and chiselled center section. Painted and polished brass structure that holds one candelabra socket. A rare model by Max Ingrand. Socket and wiring have all been recently replaced, and metal cleaned and repainted where needed.
h. 8"  w. 8"  d. 3"

Excellent condition.

$9,500.  pair

Ref:  65 MI 17

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Octagonal Wall Mirror #2355 by Fontana Arte

Octagonal Wall Mirror #2355 by Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1966

Solid brass frame with brushed finish. Frame interior lined with copper colored glass. This rare form can be hung vertically or horizontally. Second matching mirror available.
h. 45"  w. 24"  d. 2.5"

Excellent condition.  Brass has recently been polished out and waxed.  

$16,500.  per mirror

Ref:  03 FA 09

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Rare Pr. of Candlesticks, #2422 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

Rare Pr. of Candlesticks, #2422 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1965

Pair of 5-light candlesticks with square, solid-glass rods and nickled-brass mounts. Rods joined near the bottom with a metal "X" stretcher.  Each candlestick is topped off with a single bobeche.
h. 16  w. 8"  d. 5.75"

All glass is in excellent condition and there is some oxidation to metal.

$16,500.  pair

Ref: 02 MI 02

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