'Cartoccio' vase, picture frame, model no. 1370, ashtray, model no. 2235 and table mirror

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  • Literature

    Fontana Arte archive image no. 2 for a similar example of the picture frame
    Roberto Aloi, L’ Arredamento Moderno, Milan, 1955, fig. 3 for the picture frame
    ‘Fontana Arte: Illuminazione’, Fontana Arte sales catalogue, Milan, for the ashtray, n.p.
    Andrea Branzi and Michele De Lucchi, eds., Il Design Italiano Degli Anni ’50, Milan, 1985, p. 11, p. 190, fig. 627 for the vase
    Giuliana Gramigna, Repertorio 1950/1980, Milan, 1985, p. 13 for the vase
    Laura Falconi, Fontana Arte: Una Storia Trasparente, Milan, 1998, p. 77 for the vase
    Franco Deboni, Fontana Arte: Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand, Turin, 2012, p. 257, fig. 261 for a drawing of a similar example, fig. 270 for the vase

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'Cartoccio' vase, picture frame, model no. 1370, ashtray, model no. 2235 and table mirror

1930-1950s
Textured glass, clear glass, mirrored glass, coloured glass, brass.
Vase: 28 cm (11 in) high; picture frame: 18 x 13 x 9 cm (7 1/8 x 5 1/8 x 3 1/2 in); ashtray: 6 cm (2 3/8 in) high, 15 cm (5 7/8 in) diameter; table mirror: 33 x 29.5 x 15 cm (12 7/8 x 11 5/8 x 5 7/8 in)
Manufactured by Fontana Arte, Italy. Vase: with manufacturer's partial paper label 'FONTANA'; picture frame: with two manufacturer's paper labels 'fa/CRISTALLO/ST. GOBAIN' and the other 'calleri/via roma/genova'; ashtray: incised with manufacturer'smark'FX'; table mirror: with manufacturer's partial paper label 'FONTANA/FONTANA/MILANO' (4).

Estimate
£4,000 - 6,000 

sold for £5,000

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