Pietro Chiesa - Design London Thursday, May 12, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, Como

  • Literature

    Guglielmo Ulrich, Arredatori Contemporanei, Milan, 1949, n.p. for the bookends
    Quaderni Fontana Arte, sales catalogue, Milan, 1960s, n.p. for similar examples of the vide-poche and photo holder

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model bookends were presented in the exhibition 'Oggetti per la Casa' at the 1947 VIII Triennale in Milan.

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Desk accessories: pair of bookends, vide-poche and photo holder

circa 1947
Glass.
Each bookend: 13.2 x 10.4 x 3 cm (5 1/4 x 4 1/8 x 1 1/8 in.)
Vide-poche: 4.6 x 25 x 17.2 cm (1 3/4 x 9 7/8 x 6 3/4 in.)
Photo holder: 4.5 cm (1 3/4 in.) high, 11.8 cm (4 5/8 in.) diameter

Manufactured by Fontana Arte, Milan, Italy.

Estimate
£1,200 - 1,800 Ω

Sold for £1,890

Contact Specialist

Antonia King

Head of Sale, Design
+44 20 7901 7944

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Design

London Auction 12 May 2022