Lighting

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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5-Light Floor Lamp in the manner of Arredoluce

5-Light Floor Lamp in the manner of Arredoluce
Italy
c. 1948

Dark wood pole and oxidized brass base and mounts with great detailing. 5 brass arms extend out and end in candelabra sockets. Newly made paper shade. All sockets and wiring have recently been replaced.
h. 71" diam. (shade) 26"

$7,500.

Ref: 61 AD 08

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3-Light Pendant by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

3-Light Pendant by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
Italy
c. 1960

Model #2210, 3-light pendant. Smokey-gray glass panels with frosted-glass cylindrical shades. Each shade conceals one standard size Edison socket. Oxidized brass mounts & ceiling plate. All sockets and wiring have been recently replaced. Drop heights of each pendant can be adjusted. *A second example is available with slightly darker glass panels.
h. 41" diam. 22"

Published: Fontana Arte 6 - manufacturer's catalog, pg. 44-45.

$26,000.

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Rare Paavo Tynell 8-Light Chandeliers

Rare Paavo Tynell 8-Light Chandeliers
Finland
c. 1948

Model #9029/8, brass structures with unusual detailing and brass-mesh leaves. Each chandelier features 8 arms ending with a standard edison socket surrounded by original gold-hued glass shades. These fixtures have recently been rewired and cleaned, and both are signed. Priced individually, but available as a pair as well.
h. 40" diam. 31"

List $26,000. per fixture.

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Italian Floor Lamp

Italian Floor Lamp
Italy, c. 1971

Two frosted glass panels with brass fittings concealing electrical sockets. Black painted steel side panels, stem and base. Toggle switch located on face of lamp.
h. 69” w. 8.75” d. 5.75”

Recently rewired.

$6,800.

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Rare Flush Mount Fixture by Max Ingrand

Rare Flush Mount Fixture by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte
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.

Ref: 62 MI 16

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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 Chandelier by Angelo Lelli for Arredoluce

Rare Chandelier by Angelo Lelli for Arredoluce
Italy
c. 1952

10-arm fixture in brass. Each arm beginning with a colored ball and ending with a corresponding color cone-shade concealing one candelabra socket. Shades pivot up and down. The colors are red, white, yellow, green, & blue. A very rare model. Published: Arredoluce, catalogue raisonné, 1943-1987. Pg. 144, 289.

h. 54” dia. 24”

Very good original condition. Brass has oxidized to a dark tobacco color and all colored balls and shades have some loss and variation to color. Touch-ups have been made. All wiring has been recently replaced as well as sockets.

$45,000.

62 AD 07

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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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Lumi Table Lamp with Pivoting Shade

Lumi Table Lamp with Pivoting Shade
Italy, c. 1963

Architectural lamp of painted metal and polished brass. Beveled disc form base with brass rods shooting in towards the center and back out again. Articulating mechanism at base of shade allows it to move in all directions.
h. 16.5"  d. 18.25"

Good and original condition. Newly rewired.

$3,500.

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Rare Floor Lamp by Esperia

Rare Floor Lamp by Esperia
Italy, c. 1965

Rare model produced by Esperia.  Painted and polished brass structure with one opaque perspex reflector and a perforated brass central shade.  Marble base with original foot-switch.
h. 75"  shade diam. 16"  marble base diam. 12.5"

Very good original condition, recently rewired and all sockets replaced. A few small chips to marble base.

$12,500.

Ref: 61 ESP 02

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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

65 MI 10

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Contemporary Saucer Pendant by Fedele Papagni

Contemporary Black Saucer Pendant by Fedele Papagni
Italy

2010

Beautiful black-painted aluminum saucer form, with circular cut-outs.  Each cut-out is fitted with a brass framed glass lens, creating a subtle abstract effect.  6 candelabra sockets and polished brass mounts.  The rod can be cut down and this light can be hung close to the ceiling.

h. 30"  diam. 31"

$11,500.

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Elegant Floor Lamp by Stilnovo

Elegant Floor Lamp by Stilnovo
Italy
c. 1960

Black-painted metal and brass mounts. Frosted glass shade and marble base with original foot-switch. Takes 2 standard-sized bulbs. Sockets and wiring have been recently updated.
h. 69” diam. globe 12”

$8,500

Ref: 61 ST 17

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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 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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No. 77, Rare Floor Lamp by Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce

No. 77, Rare Floor Lamp by Angelo Lelii for Arredoluce
Italy, c. 1958

Green and white painted metal structure with polished brass mounts and dark-green circular marble base. Three up-lights inside brass cups with standard Edison sockets. Six down-lights with candelabra sockets inside frosted glass shades.
h. 83” diam. 24” Base: diam. 14”

All wiring and sockets have been recently replaced. Small nicks to stone base, oxidization and general signs of age to metal, and some flaking to paint.

$18,500.

Ref: 61 AD 07

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Rare Hanging Light by Paavo Tynell (1890-1973)

Rare Hanging Light by Paavo Tynell (1890-1973)
Finland, c. 1953

Model #9040, manufactured by Taito Oy, Helsinki, Finland.  Polished brass cone standard with applied brass-wire flowers.  Opaque blown-glass bowl-shaped shade, conceals 3 standard sized sockets. Signed with manufacturer’s stamp; OY TAITO AB
h. 22.5”  diam. 18”

Condition:  Brass has been cleaned, and all wiring and sockets have been recently replaced.  Glass is in excellent condition.

$26,000.

 

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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 “Mikado” Table Lamp by Luigi Caccia Dominioni

Rare “Mikado” Table Lamp by Luigi Caccia Dominioni
Italy, c. 1963

Monumental table lamp, model Lte5, produced by Azucena.  Shaped granite base, chromed metal mounts & enameled aluminum shade.  Three candelabra sized sockets concealed inside of a frosted glass globe. 
h. 43”  w. 25”  d. 23”

Condition:  All sockets and wiring have recently been replaced.  Some minor wear to metal shade and oxidation to brass.

Published:  Repertorio 1950-1980, Gramigna, pg. 104

Provenance:  Private collection, Genoa, Italy.

$32,000.

Ref: 63 LCD 03

 

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