Scarce 27″ semi glass flush-mount with deep incisions, original Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte, Milano circa 1955.
Early vintage original flush mount light by Max Ingrand. Iconic 27″ fixture with deep sandblasted incisions leaving smaller archipelagos from clear glass, that have later been polished.
It’s a very delicate piece with outstanding glass work. The metal funnel has it’s preserved original lacquer from the 1950’s.
Five large e26/27 bulbs are illuminating a sandblasted large 27″ glass disc-diffuser first, so the bulbs are not visible from underneath the light.
It’s in very good condition considering an age of 65 years. The glass shows no chips or cracks.
The original lacquered aluminum parts we left untouched. The brass shows an even and golden patina.
Provenance: the lamp derives from an estate in Milan Dimensions are 27.55“ (diameter) x 11.8“ (height )
Max Ingrand, director at Fontana arte between 1954-1964 was the man of the impossible details in glass design.
He followed on Pietro Chiesa; both were responsible for some of the most iconic furniture for Fontana Arte, Milan.
Literature: Franco Deboni, Fontana Arte, p.318.