'Bucranio' and 'Diavolo' masks

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Padua

  • Exhibited

    ‘Tutto Ponti, Gio Ponti Archi-Designer’, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 18 October 2018-5 May 2019

  • Literature

    Gio Ponti, Smalti di De Poli, Milan, 1958, fig. 38 for a similar example
    Ugo La Pietra, ed., Gio Ponti, New York, 1996, pp. 313-14

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'Bucranio' and 'Diavolo' masks

1950s
Enamelled copper.
Bucranio: 20.5 x 17.5 x 3.5 cm (8 1/8 x 6 7/8 x 1 3/8 in.)
Diavolo: 19.5 x 18.1 x 1.3 cm (7 5/8 x 7 1/8 x 0 1/2 in.)

Reverse of each signed De Poli and with paper label printed SMALTI/DE POLI/-BUCRANIO-/DIS. GIO PONTI and SMALTI/DE POLI/-DIAVOLO-/DIS. GIO PONTI respectively.

Estimate
£2,500 - 3,500 

sold for £5,250

Contact Specialist
Antonia King
Interim Head of Sale
+44 20 7901 7944
antonia.king@phillips.com

Design

London Auction 17 October 2019