Tobacco box and cigarette box, model no. 1137

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Milan

  • Literature

    'Ogni giorno pensate alla casa: Domus vi offre sempre nuovi suggerimenti', Domus, no. 163, July 1941, p. 48
    Guglielmo Ulrich, Arredatori Contemporanei, Milan, 1949, n.p.
    Quaderni Fontana Arte 3, Milan, 1960s, p. 38
    Franco Deboni, Fontana Arte: Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand, Turin, 2012, figs. 256, 259

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Tobacco box and cigarette box, model no. 1137

circa 1938
Walnut, Brazilian rosewood, glass.
Tallest: 15 x 13.6 x 11.5 cm (5 7/8 x 5 3/8 x 4 1/2 in.)
Manufactured by Fontana Arte, Milan, Italy. Underside of one box incised with manufacturer's mark FX and the other impressed thrice FONTANA/ITALY.

Estimate
£2,000 - 3,000 

sold for £6,250

Contact Specialist
Madalena Horta E Costa
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4019
mhortaecosta@phillips.com

Important Design

London Auction 21 March 2019