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1950's Italian Patinated Brass and Crystal UFO Pendant

$13,500

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Unique UFO-form pendant light in finely hammered and patinated nickel-plated brass and set with several dozen octagonal cut crystal gems and illuminated from within by six standard size Edison screw cap lightbulbs. From a private estate in Milano circa 1950. Diameter is 23.5 inches. Overall height from round canopy to lowest center of fixture is ~12 inches. Height of fixture itself is ~5.5 inches. Canopy and tripod suspension arms are ~6.5 inches high. Of course it is possible to attach a chain if a longer drop is desired. Unmarked but light fixture is very similar to a design by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte model 2416. Literature: 'Fontana Arte: Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand', 2012, Deboni, page 315 When we acquired this fixture it was part of a substantially larger but remarkable architectural structure. See last three images. The pendant was mounted via a nearly 5ft long perpendicular wrought iron bracket to a wrought iron rectangular framed grille or partition fitted with several dozen colored Murano glass disks or rondels. The dimensions of which were nearly 9ft tall (105 inches) by 3ft wide (34.5 inches). Reflecting upon the practicalities of shipping such a large item we opted to separate the fixture from the screen.

Details

  • Similar to
    Fontana Arte (Manufacturer)Max Ingrand (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 12 in. (30.48 cm)Diameter: 23.5 in. (59.69 cm)
  • Style
    Mid-Century Modern (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    HammeredBrass,PlatedNickel,Cut Glass
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1950s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. One hex nut missing from top.
  • Seller Location
    Hingham, MA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU886616269991

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    Ships From: Hingham, MA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

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