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$ 32,000

Large Bamboo and Brass 'Fungo' Table Lamp

Documentation Signed
Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
Materials brushed and polished brass, lacquered bamboo
Dimensions
H. 33 in; Diam. 23.75 in;
H. 83.82 cm; Diam. 60.33 cm;
Condition Good. Fully restored with refinished metal and relacquered brass. Rewired to U.S. standards.
Creation Date 1970s
Description Large and rare 'Fungo' table lamp from the iconic Rising Sun Series with lacquered bamboo strips and polished brass details on dome shade atop elegant flared brass base in a brushed gold finish, Italy, 1970s. Impressed with facsimile signature and artist’s cipher to shade and base 'Gabriella Crespi'. Fully restored and rewired to U.S. standards.

This is the largest model of this bamboo 'Fungo' table lamp series and is a striking and iconic example of Crespi's deft use of natural material to beautifully create organic lighting pieces. Gabriella Crespi adorned her own Milan apartment with a version of this 'Fungo' table lamp (see last image).
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
200 Lex Booth Number 47
Book References Patrick Favardin and Guy Bloch-Champfort, Les décorateurs des années 60-70, Paris, 2007, p. 148
Catalog References Gabriella Crespi: Il segno e lo spirito: mobili, plurimi, sculture e gioielli, exhibition catalogue, Palazzo Reale, September 24, 2011 – October 16, 2011, Milan, 2011, p.
Article References “De paille et de bamboo”, Maison & Jardin, no. 246, September 1978, pp. 94, 95 “Bamboo and wicker set the luxurious scene”, House & Garden, no. 341, July-August 1979, p. 95 for similar model
Dealer Reference Number CRE402
Incollect Reference Number 452144
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