Pietro Chiesa and Fontana Arte - Design London Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Parma

  • Literature

    'Rassegna Domus per natale', Domus, no. 373, December 1960, n.p. for the cigarette box
    Quaderni Fontana Arte 3, sales catalogue, 1960s, n.p. for the cigarette box and a similar example of the lidded box
    Franco Deboni, Fontana Arte: Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand, Turin, 2012, fig. 260 for the cigarette box


Cigarette box, model no. 1132 and lidded box

circa 1938
African mahogany, fruitwood, glass.
Cigarette box: 5.5 x 11.5 x 16.5 cm (2 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)
Lidded box: 8.4 cm (3 1/4 in.) high, 16 cm (6 1/4 in.) diameter

Manufactured by Fontana Arte, Milan, Italy. Underside of cigarette box incised with manufacturer's mark FX.

£2,000 - 3,000 Ω

Sold for £4,788

Contact Specialist

Antonia King
Head of Sale, Design


London Auction 9 November 2021