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Pair of Gino Sarfatti Perforated Cone Sconces for Arteluce, circa 1950

Documentation Ample Provenance
Origin Italy
Period 1950-1979
Materials Painted Aluminum, Brass
Dimensions
W. 4.25 in; H. 7.5 in; D. 5.25 in;
W. 10.8 cm; H. 19.05 cm; D. 13.34 cm;
Condition Good. Rewired. Refinished. Wear consistent with age and use. See listing description for more details.
Number of Pieces 2-3
Description Pair of Gino Sarfatti Perforated Cone Sconces for Arteluce, circa 1950. Executed in white painted perforated aluminum and brass. Ball jointed arm connection to shade allows for flexible shade adjustments and multiple configurations. The simplicity of Sarfatti's design and the sculptural shaping of the materials make for an incredibly refined example of this lighting master's influential approach, circa 1946-1950, Italy. 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. Ref. related Models 16C, 17 &26B in Romanelli & Severi "Gino Sarfatti: 1938-1973, Selected Works" pp. 386-388. No manufacturer's stamp or label. Not UL listed, but recommended UL listing available from authorized 3rd party vendor upon request for an additional fee. Wired for US electrical. Custom brass backplates for mounting over a standard American j-box. Accommodates a single US medium base 75W bulb (lower with incandescent). Some minor scuffs and dings noted only for accuracy.
Styles / Movements Mid Century, Modern
Dealer Reference Number V558
Incollect Reference Number 402239
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