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.
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”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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"
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.
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.
“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”
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”
“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"
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.