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Pair of Gino Sarfatti Model #10 Sconces in Black for Arteluce

Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
Materials brass, aluminum, paint
Dimensions
W. 5 in; H. 5.65 in; D. 5.5 in;
W. 12.7 cm; H. 14.35 cm; D. 13.97 cm;
Condition Good. Additions or alterations made to the original. Replacements made. Rewired. Wear consistent with age and use. Please see description for more details.
Number of Pieces 8+
Description Pair of Gino Sarfatti Model #10 sconces in black for Arteluce. Executed in black painted aluminum and custom fabricated period styled brass backplates designed to mount over a standard American j-box for hardwiring. Ball jointed arm allows flexible shade adjustments and multiple configurations.

Originally designed between 1937-1941, the simplicity of Sarfatti's iconic Model #10 "detto Calla" or "Lily" shade design with its sculptural shaping of the materials make for an incredibly refined example of the lighting master's incomparable style. Salvaged from a midcentury building in Italy slated for demolition, these were originally configured in multi-shade half rings that were mounted around pillars. The original paint was beyond saving on all but a handful of lamps, which we have available in the original green in a separate listing. Professionally repainted red, green, and white versions also available.

Price is for the pair. 8 pairs available in black.

Ref: Romanelli & Severi "Gino Sarfatti: 1938-1973, selected works" p. p. 386 + various configurations pp. 69 & 151.

Arteluce was one of the most innovative lighting design companies in Italy during the midcentury era. Their designs have been long sought after by collectors in the know.

Not UL listed, but recommended UL listing possible from authorized 3rd party vendor upon request for an additional fee. Wired for US electrical. Custom period styled brass back plates for mounting over a standard American j-box. Accommodates a single US 40W candelabra bulb. Some minor scuffs and dings noted only for accuracy.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Incollect Reference Number 468198
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