Thinking Italian Design

Christie's
London

Date of the auction: 16.10.2019

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MAX INGRAND (1908-1969)

MAX INGRAND (1908-1969) A rare ceiling light , circa 1959 brass, frosted glass manufactured by Fontana Arte, Milan, Italy 31 ½ x 11 ¾ in. diameter (80 x 30 cm

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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PAOLO BUFFA (1903-1970)

PAOLO BUFFA (1903-1970) An occasional table, circa 1940 Verde Alpi marble, bronze produced by Angelo Marelli, Cantú, Italy 18 5/8 x 32 3/8 in. (48 x 82 cm.) Provenance Phillips, New York, 11 June 2014, lot 70; Acquired from the above by the present owner

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £8,000 - £12,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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CARLO SCARPA (1906-1978)

CARLO SCARPA (1906-1978) A mirror, model no. 30, designed 1937 martellato coloured glass, mirrored glass, brass produced by Venini, Murano, Italy 16 x 14 ¼ x 3 1/8 in. (40.5 x 36 x 8 cm

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £18,000 - £22,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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ANGELO LELII (1911-1979)

ANGELO LELII (1911-1979) A rare 'Lucinella' table lamp, circa 1950 marble, brass, painted aluminium, rubber manufactured by Arredoluce, Milan, Italy approximately 22 ½ in. high (57 cm

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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GIO PONTI (1891-1979)

GIO PONTI (1891-1979) A rare and important desk, designed for the offices of the Italian national broadcasting services RAI, circa 1951 ash, ash veneer, painted wood executed by Giordano Chiesa, Milan, Italy 30 x 83 ½ x 35 ¾ in. (76 x 202 x 91 cm.) Provenance Galleria Anna Patrassi, Milan; Acquired

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £50,000 - £80,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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VITTORIANO VIGANÒ (1919-2016)

VITTORIANO VIGANÒ (1919-2016) A rare two-light standard lamp, model no. 1049, circa 1951 chiselled marble, brass, painted aluminium manufactured by Arteluce, Milan, Italy 84 ¼ in. high (214 cm

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £25,000 - £35,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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STUDIO B.B.P.R. (LUDOVICO BELGIOJOSO, ENRICO PERESSUTI, GIAN LUIGI BIANFI...

STUDIO B.B.P.R. (LUDOVICO BELGIOJOSO, ENRICO PERESSUTI, GIAN LUIGI BIANFI & ERNESTO NATHAN ROGERS) A unique console, from the Olivetti Showroom, New York, 1954 painted steel, Candoglia marble 28 ¾ x 148 ¾ x 39 ¼ in. (73 x 352 x 100 cm.) Provenance Olivetti Showroom, New York, 1954; Private

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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VITTORIO ZECCHIN (1878-1947)

VITTORIO ZECCHIN (1878-1947) The 'Salomé' vase, 1921 amethyst glass, applied gold leaf decoration with blue, red and black enamel details in relief applied decoration by Vittorio Gazzagon 14 3/8 in. high (36 cm.) with enamel artist's cypher VZ Provenance Stadion Casa d'Aste, Milan, 21 October 1994

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £150,000 - £250,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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ERCOLE BAROVIER (1889-1974)

ERCOLE BAROVIER (1889-1974) A rare 'Primavera' fish, 1929-1930 Primavera glass with applied black pasta vitrea decorations executed by Vetreria Artistica Barovier, Murano, Italy 7 1/8 x 29 ¾ x 2 3/8 in. (18 x 30 x 6 cm.) Provenance Private collection, Turin; Galleria Marina Barovier, Venice

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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ERCOLE BAROVIER (1889-1974)

ERCOLE BAROVIER (1889-1974) A rare 'Primavera' pigeon, 1929-1930 Primavera glass with black pasta vitrea and clear glass decorations executed by Vetreria Artistica Barovier, Murano, Italy 12 5/8 in. high (31.5 cm.) Provenance Private collection, Italy; Galleria Marina Barovier, Venice; Acquired from

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £150,000 - £250,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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GIACOMO MANZÙ (1908-1991)

GIACOMO MANZÙ (1908-1991) A rare and important table, circa 1956 cast bronze, original glass, rubber cast by Fonderia Artistica MAF, Milan, Italy 33 x 90 ½ x 36 in. (83.5 x 230 x 91 cm.) top of one branch signed in the cast MANZU Provenance Lampugnani Nigri collection, Milan, acquired directly from

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £60,000 - £80,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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GIACOMO MANZÙ (1908-1991)

GIACOMO MANZÙ (1908-1991) A unique and important monumental pair of lanterns , 1946-1948 patinated bronze, marble, glass cast by Fonderia Artistica MAF, Milan, Italy each 114 ¼ in. high (280 cm.) Provenance Lampugnani Nigri collection, Milan, acquired directly from the artist, circa 1946-1948

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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GIACOMO MANZÙ (1908-1991)

GIACOMO MANZÙ (1908-1991) A unique pair of important and monumental standard lamps, 1946-1948 patinated bronze, marble, glass cast by Fonderia Artistica MAF, Milan, Italy each 115 ¾ in. high (294 cm.) Provenance Lampugnani Nigri collection, Milan, acquired directly from the artist, 1946-1948; Thence

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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GIACOMO MANZÙ (1908-1991)

GIACOMO MANZÙ (1908-1991) A unique table lamp , 1946-1948 ebonised wood, brass, glass 28 ¼ x 17 ¼ in. diameter (72 x 44 cm.) each engraved glass panel signed Manzù Provenance Lampugnani Nigri collection, Milan, acquired directly from the artist, 1946-1948; Thence by descent to the present owner

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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MAX INGRAND (1908-1969)

MAX INGRAND (1908-1969) A rare chandelier , circa 1956 painted steel, brass, glass manufactured by Fontana Arte, Milan, Italy 57 x 34 ¼ in. (157 x 87 cm.) Provenance Private collection, Milan

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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PAOLO BUFFA (1903-1970)

PAOLO BUFFA (1903-1970) A pair of wall-mounted mirrors , circa 1950 mirrored glass, gilt wood produced by Serafino Arrighi, Cantù, Italy each 24 x 16 ½ in. (61 x 42 cm

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £5,000 - £8,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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TOMASO BUZZI (1900-1981)

TOMASO BUZZI (1900-1981) A rare illuminated panel, circa 1934 burr-walnut veneer, painted wood, partially acid-etched glass, Bakelite produced by Luigi Fontana & C., Milan, Italy 10 ¼ x 11 ¾ x 2 ½ in. (26.5 x 30 x 6.5 cm

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £7,000 - £9,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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GIO PONTI (1891-1976) and PIERO FORNASETTI (1913-1988)

GIO PONTI (1891-1976) and PIERO FORNASETTI (1913-1988) The 'Architettura' trumeau, 1951 trompe-l'œil screen-print, painted wood, brass produced by Fratelli Radice, Milan, Italy, from the original production of 2 89 ½ x 31 ½ x 16 in. (227 x 80 x 41 cm.) Provenance Melanie Kahane, US; Private

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £80,000 - £120,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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ANGELO LELII (1911-1979)

ANGELO LELII (1911-1979) A rare large ceiling light, circa 1958 opaque glass, nickel-plated brass, painted aluminium manufactured by Arredoluce, Monza, Italy 7 5/8 x 59 in. diameter (19.5 x 150 cm.) Provenance Phillips, London, 28 April 2015, lot 239; Acquired from the above by the present owner

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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GINO SARFATTI (1912-1985)

GINO SARFATTI (1912-1985) An early floor lamp, model no. 1063, circa 1954 painted steel, painted aluminium, fluorescent tube light manufactured by Arteluce, Milan, Italy 85 in. high (216 cm.) base with manufacturer's decal label AL/MILANO/ARTELUCE

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £18,000 - £24,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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GIO PONTI (1891-1979)

GIO PONTI (1891-1979) A rare 'Arlecchino' coffee table, executed for a private commission, Milan, circa 1956 painted brass, brass, glass, rubber executed by Giordano Chiesa, Milan, Italy 14 ½ x 32 in. diameter ( 37.5 x 81.5 cm.) Provenance Private collection, Milan, circa 1956; Thence by descent

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £100,000 - £150,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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GIO PONTI (1891-1976)

GIO PONTI (1891-1976) A unique shelf, designed for a private commission, Milan, circa 1956 elm veneer executed by Giordano Chiesa, Milan, Italy 16 ½ x 78 ¾ x 13 ¾ in. (42 x 200 x 35 cm.) Provenance Private collection, Milan, circa 1956; Thence by descent; Acquired from the above by the present

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £5,000 - £7,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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GIO PONTI (1891-1979)

GIO PONTI (1891-1979) A unique sideboard, designed for a private commission, Milan, circa 1956 elm, elm veneer, brass executed by Giordano Chiesa, Milan, Italy 37 ¾ x 98 ½ 36 ¼ in. (96 x 250 x 92 cm.) Provenance Private collection, Milan, circa 1956; Thence by descent; Acquired from the above by the

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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GIO PONTI (1891-1976)

GIO PONTI (1891-1976) A set of six 'Leggera' dining chairs, from a private commission, Milan, circa 1956 elm, original vinyl upholstery, brass executed by Giordano Chiesa, Milan, Italy each 34 ¼ x 17 ¼ x 21 in. (87 x 44 x 53 cm.) Provenance Private collection, Milan, circa 1956; Thence by descent

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £15,000 - £25,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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GIO PONTI (1891-1976)

GIO PONTI (1891-1976) A unique dining table, designed for a private commission, Milan, circa 1956 elm, elm veneer, brass executed by Giordano Chiesa, Milan, Italy 30 ¼ x 47 ½ in. diameter (77 x 120.5 cm.) Provenance Private collection, Milan, circa 1956; Thence by descent; Acquired from the above by

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £10,000 - £15,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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GIO PONTI (1891-1976)

GIO PONTI (1891-1976) A lounge suite, model no. 803, from a private commission, Milan , circa 1956 walnut, brass, original upholstery, comprising a sofa and a pair of armchairs manufactured by Cassina, Milan, Italy sofa 31 x 78 ¾ x 32 ¼ in. (79 x 200 x 82 cm.) each armchair 31 x 29 x 32 ¼ in. (79 x

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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GIO PONTI (1891-1976)

GIO PONTI (1891-1976) A unique wall mounted mirror and shelf, designed for a private commission, Milan, circa 1956 mahogany, mahogany veneer, mirrored glass executed by Giordano Chiesa, Milan, Italy mirror 51 x 47 ½ x 8 ¼ in. (130 x 121 x 21 cm.) shelf 16 ½ x 74 ¾ x 13 ¾ in. (42 x 190 x 35 cm

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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GIO PONTI (1891-1976)

GIO PONTI (1891-1976) A pair of wingback armchairs, model no. 820, from a private commission, Milan, 1956-1958 walnut, brass, upholstery manufactured by Cassina, Milan, Italy each 39 ½ x 26 x 33 in. (100 x 66 x 84 cm.) Provenance Private collection, Milan, circa 1956; Thence by descent; Acquired

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £7,000 - £10,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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LUIGI CACCIA DOMINIONI (1913-2016)

LUIGI CACCIA DOMINIONI (1913-2016) A rare 'Sasso' standard lamp, circa 1948 brown onyx, anodised metal, brass manufactured by Azucena, Milan, Italy 70 in. high (178 cm.) Provenance Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Milan; Maria Teresa Tosi, Milan; Marta Sala, Milan; Private Collection

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £30,000 - £50,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019

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LUIGI CACCIA DOMINIONI (1913-1916)

LUIGI CACCIA DOMINIONI (1913-1916) A rare 'Sasso' table lamp, circa 1948 brown onyx, anodised aluminium, brass manufactured by Azucena, Milan, Italy 14 ¾ in. high (37.5 cm.) Provenance Luigi Caccia Dominioni, Milan; Maria Teresa Tosi, Milan; Marta Sala, Milan; Private Collection

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £15,000 - £20,000

Date: 16 Oct 2019