20th Century Italian Fontana Arte Pair of Brass Wall Sconces by Max Ingrand
An extraordinary vintage Mid-Century modern Italian pair of wall appliques made of hand blown sandblasted opal glass and brass. The curved glass shades are halted by the polished brass structure, each featuring a one light socket. Designed by Max Ingrand and produced by Fontana Arte, in good condition. The wires have been renewed. Wear consistent with age and use. Circa 1950, Milan, Italy.
Shade: 5.75" diameter
Maurice Max-Ingrand, better known as Max Ingrand was a French artist, designer and decorator born in 1908 in Bressuire, France and passed away in 1969 Paris. Ingrand studied in Paris at the French University École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts and École nationale supérieure des arts décoratifs. During this time, he was educated by the well-know French glass artists Jaques Grüber and Charles Lemaresquier. In 1937, he participated in designing the church windows of the Notre-Dame de Paris. During 1954 - 1967, Ingrand was the artistic director of the Italian design company FontanaArte.
FontanaArte is an Italian lighting and design company founded in 1931 Milan, Italy. Founded by the two well-known Italian architect and designers Giovanni Ponti and Pietro Chiesa. The company is specialized in elegant lamps and glass furniture. Well-known artists have worked and designed for FontanaArte, like the famous Italian architect Piero Castiglioni or Franco Raggi. Today FontanaArte is owned by the Italian Creation Group.
Material: Glass, Metal
Details: Sandblasted Opal Glass, Brass
Country of Origin: Italy
Dimensions: 12.75" H x 6" W x 6" D Weight: 20 lbs