SS Ausonia Italian Ocean Liner '1956' Articulating Conical Sconces, 12 Available

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We have a total of 12 of these incredibly well crafted and stylish wall mounted multidirectional lamps from the First Class cabins of the SS Ausonia which from 1956 transported passengers between Venice and Alexandria for Adriatica Lines. The SS Ausonia was a beautiful ship with sumptuous paneling and furniture designed by Nino Zoncada who formed part of the triumvirate of designers for post-war Italian luxury ocean liners along with Gio Ponti and Gustavo Pulitzer-Finali.

The armature and wall mount is constructed from heavy duty nickle-plated solid brass; the enameled cone and its internal adjustable reflector are made of aluminum. The color of the cone is a slate blue and has been refinished to match the original color. The cone and interior reflector swivel independently adding further control to the direction of the light.

These are among the finest crafted light fixtures I've ever handled, as fine if not finer even than the best of Arteluce or Arredoluce.

Price shown is per sconce. 12 available. Each takes a single standard size Edison screw lightbulb.

See image 10 for an original period brochure photo showing these sconces in situ.

Details

  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    7 in. H x 12.5 in. W x 6.5 in. D
    18 cm H x 32 cm W x 17 cm D
  • Dealer Location
    Weymouth, MA
  • Number of Items
    12
  • Reference Number
    U12080888661864
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