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Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte #1963 Sconces

No. 1963, Pair of Sconces by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1960

Black-painted metal dish, white frosted glass diffuser at top and bottom, and oxidized brass mount. Each sconce has one standard-size Edison socket.
h. 7" w. 8" d. 8.5"

$9,500. pair

Published: Fontana Arte 6; manufacturer’s catalog, unpaginated.

Ref: 65 MI 22

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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 smoky 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.

Ref: 62 MI 17

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Rare pair of Sconces #1636 by Max Ingrand

Rare pair of Sconces #1636 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1962

Acid-etched shield form reflector with brass mounts.  Each sconce has 1 candelabra socket.  Newly made back-plates to cover USA j-box.  
h. 16"  w. 6.25"  d. 6"

Excellent condition.  All wiring and sockets have recently been replaced.

$12,500.

Ref: 65 MI 21

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Pair of "Dahlia" Sconces by Max Ingrand

Pair of "Dahlia" Sconces by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1956

Brass structures with alternating clear and rose colored glass "petals."  Each sconce has 2 candelabra sockets. 
h. 29.75"  w. 6.5"  d. 4.5"

Excellent restored condition.  Metal has been polished and all sockets and wiring have recently been replaced. 

$15,500. pair

Ref: 65 MI 20

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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

Ref: 65 FA 09

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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.

$75,000.

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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.

Ref: 03 MI 07

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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.

Ref: 63 MI 02

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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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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 #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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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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Elegant Pair of Wall Sconces, # 1552 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

Elegant Pair of Wall Sconces, # 1552 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1959

Organically sculpted, central glass elements. Convex, frosted glass side panels. Nickeled back mounts. Three light sources.
h. 15"  w. 3"  d. 8"

Excellent condition.  Newly re-wired and new sockets installed.

Price on request.

Ref: 65 MI 06

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Rare Wall Lights #1937 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

Rare Wall Lights #1937 by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
1958

Model #1937, featuring thick crystal shields with beveled edges and satin faces. Black metal and steel structures with patinated brass clips. Although this model was originally shown by Fontana Arte as a ceiling light, it is perfectly suited to be used as wall sconces as well.
h. 22"  w. 10"  d. 5.5"

Excellent original condition with new wiring and sockets.

$15,500. pair

Ref: 65 MI 13

 

 

 

 

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