Sconces

Unique Illuminated Wall Light/ Sculpture by Barbini, Murano

Unique Illuminated Wall Light/ Sculpture by Barbini, Murano
Italy 
c. 1972

Massive flower sculpture comprised of free-hand glass elements with caned stripes in shades of maroon & pink. Concealed steel structure for mounting and added LED strip lights for illumination.
Origins: This sculpture was one of several mounted to the ceiling of the bar at the Lido Hotel on Lido island off Venice, Italy. Created custom c. 1972, and only recently dismantled.
diam. 45" d. 5" 

Excellent original condition. Recently added mounting structure and LED strip lights.

$29,000. 

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Studio-Made "Bijou" Sconces by Arriau

Studio-Made "Bijou" Sconces by Arriau
France
2017

Patinated brass ribbons with polished interior & applied balls of quartz-crystal. Each sconce has 2 candelabra sockets & is signed on the rear. 16-20 week lead time.
h. 29” w. 12” d. 9”

$14,500. pair.

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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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Adjustable Sconce #149/N by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce

Adjustable Sconce #149/N by Gino Sarfatti for Arteluce
Italy
c. 1950

Brass wall mount and extended arm.  Black painted metal shade and counter weight.  Height can be adjusted and arm moves from side to side.  Manufacturers label on inside of shade.  
h. 33"  w. 15.5"  d. 36"  as shown.

Excellent condition, some oxidation to brass.  New wiring and socket.

$17,500.

Ref: 65 GS 04

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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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Rare Pair of #169/2 Sconces by Gino Sarfatti

Rare Pair of #169/2 Sconces by Gino Sarfatti
Italy
c. 1952

Rare pair of two-light sconces with articulating arms and shades.  White-painted metal cone shades and adjustable brass arms and mounts.  As these sconces move in a number of directions, the measurements can vary.  The dimensions listed below represent the furthest extension possible in each direction.
h. 14"  w. 15"  d. 10.5"

Excellent condition.  No chips or cracks to enameled paint.  Brass has been polished out and all wiring and sockets have been recently replaced.

$14,500.  Pair.

Ref: 65 GS 03

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Rare Pair of Sconces, Model #2128 by Stilnovo

Rare Pair of Sconces, Model #2128 by Stilnovo
Italy
c. 1960

Polished and burnished brass frames with textured, frosted glass diffuser panels on front and back.  1 standard size socket per sconce.  New backplates created to conform to US J-box.  Patination and marks to brass that are consistent with age.                                                            

h. 25"  w. 11.5"  d. 9"

$12,500 

Ref: 65 ST 11

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Large-Scale Pair of Poliedri Sconces by Paolo Venini for Venini

Large-Scale Pair of Poliedri Sconces by Paolo Venini for Venini
Italy
c. 1958

Beautiful and large fixtures with textured blown glass. Abstract diamond forms with faceted sides hanging from multi-armed interior frame, with 9 standard size Edison sockets per sconce.  The Poliedri series was designed by Paolo Venini and originally introduced in 1957.
h. 37.5"  w. 24"  d. 14"

Very good original condition.  All sockets and wires have recently been replaced.  Some small cracks and chips to a few glass pieces.  Nothing that detracts from the overall look.

$19,500. pair

Ref: 65 VE 04

 

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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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Rare Pair of Sconces #1638 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

Rare Pair of Sconces #1638 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1960

Smooth & textured white satin glass diffusers, and brass mounts. One standard sized edison socket per sconce. New sockets and wiring. 
h. 13.5”  w. 4”  d. 7.5”      

$12,500.  pair

Ref:  65 MI 14

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Rare Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo (No. 2107)

Rare Pair of Sconces by Stilnovo (No. 2107)
Italy
c. 1960

Brass structures with two arms each. Frosted glass shades concealing a light source. Each sconce has two Edison sized sockets. Unsigned. Literature: Stilnovo Catalog: Apparecchi per l'illuminazione. Unpaginated.
h. 16" w. 17" d. 9"

Metal has been cleaned. All wiring & sockets have been replaced.

$15,500. pr

Ref: 65 ST 10

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Early Pair of Sconces by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini

Early Pair of Sconces by Tomaso Buzzi for Venini
Italy
c. 1930

Single arm sconces with interior painted metal supports, and brass mounts. Each arm wrapped with ribbed glass covering. Single Edison socket encased in a quilted, amethyst colored glass cup inside of a clear glass hurricane shade. An elegant sconce, each with makers mark stamped into the metal. A total of 8 sconces available.  Literature: Similar models are shown in both Tomaso Buzzi at Venini. Pgs. 412, 413, 415, and Venini: Catalogue Raisonné 1921-1986. Pgs. 257, 259, 264. 
h. 13" w. 8" d. 10" 

Recently rewired & sockets replaced. Newly made backplates.

$12,500. pair

Ref: 65 TB 01

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Rare Pair of #1844 Sconces by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

No. 1844, Rare Pair of Sconces by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1963

Acid-etched glass, brass & painted steel.  Four European candelabra sockets.  New wiring, but original sockets with adapters.
Provenance: Private collection, Ancona, Italy
h. 14"  w. 27"  d. 4.5"

Excellent original condition.  Wear and oxidation to brass and painted metal elements.  New wiring and original European sockets, with candelabra adapters.  

Price on request

Ref:  65 MI 16

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Pair of Five-Light Wall Vines by Roberto Giulio Rida

Pair of Five-Light Wall Vines by Roberto Giulio Rida
Italy
2013

Impressive and large-scale wall lights. Each with five off-white enameled metal shades. Each shade conceals one candelabra socket. Polished brass mounts and pivots for each shade.
h. 45”  w. 15”  d. 11”

Excellent condition.

$14,500.  pair

Ref:  65 RR 03

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Studio-Made “Ares,” Sconces by Ghiró Studio

“Ares,” Studio-Made Sconces by Ghiró Studio
Italy
2016

Large-scale sconces featuring thick, curved glass slabs with deeply carved fronts and curved, beveled edges. Custom-made brass structures with arm supports to hold glass panels. Two standard sized Edison sockets. Incredibly labor intensive, with impressive scale. Each sconce is handmade, artist signed, and unique. Made exclusively for Donzella.
h. 26”  w. 10.5”  d. 6”  

$19,500.  pair

Ref:  65 GRO 01

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Pair of “Quilt” Sconces by Venini

Pair of “Quilt” Sconces by Venini
Italy
c. 1972

Large square-shaped sconces of heavily textured glass, with center relief circle and amber stripe running across each sconce. White painted metal structure with one standard sized Edison socket. New socket and wiring. One structure impressed with manufacturer’s signature.
h. 17”  w. 16”  d. 6”

Excellent condition.

$7,500. pair

Ref:  65 VE 03

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“Rettangolare Unico,” Limited Edition Light Panel by Angelo Brotto for Esperia

“Rettangolare Unico,” Limited Edition Light Panel by Angelo Brotto for Esperia
Italy
1972/2012

Limited edition panel, re-editioned from the “Quasar” series to celebrate Esperia’s 60 years in business. Brushed and polished steel frame inset with multiple slices and slabs of colored glass. Each example made unique by the glass inset into the metal panels. Signed and numbered on back, 4/7.
h. 39”  w. 22.5”  d. 5"

$11,500.

Ref:  08 AB 02

 

 

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Rare Pair of Sconces #2093 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

Rare Pair of Sconces #2093 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1957


Elegant, shaped crystal with concave, frosted centers. Brass mounts. Model #2093 in Fontana Arte catalog.
h. 8.5"  w. 4.5"  d. 5.75"

Excellent condition. New wiring and sockets. Backplates are not original to the piece and have been recently created to US lighting standards.

$10,500

Ref: 65 MI 12

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“Kanak,” Studio-made Sconces by Alexandre Logé

“Kanak,” Studio-made Sconces by Alexandre Logé
France
2015

Unique pair of sconces of nickeled bronze with carved alabaster reflectors.  Each piece is 12–15 week lead-time required.
h. 18"  w. 8.5"  d. 3"

Excellent condition. Newly made.

$10,500 pair

Ref: 65 AL 05

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Rare Pair of Architectural Sconces by Arteluce

Rare Pair of Architectural Sconces by Arteluce
Italy
c. 1958

Chromed steel & polished aluminum structures supporting large frosted glass shades. One edison socket per sconce. Signed with manufacturer's sticker. The design of these sconces is attributed to the architectural duo of Carlo Santi & Vittorio Borachia based on other very similar pieces they did.
h. 17.5"  w. 8"  d. 12"

Excellent condition. Metal has been recently polished out and shows only minimal signs of age. Glass has no chips or significant scratches, and wiring and sockets have all been recently replaced.

$10,500

Ref: 65 AR 01

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