Lux, Lucis, Luci - A Declension of Lights

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VENINI Ceiling light 1950s Zanfirico glass, brass. 61 cm (24 in.) drop Produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy. ESTIMATE £6,000 - 8,000
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This week at Phillips’ launches the inaugural Italian lighting online auction – featuring masterpieces of Italian lighting from across the last 100 years, many of which come to auction from private collections for the first time this December. 

Please click here to view highlights ahead of the Lux, Luxis, Luci Online Auction 9-16 December and see below for captions. 

  

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Lux, Lucis, Luci - A Declension of Lights: Online Auction

Online Auction 9 - 16 December 2020

 

VENINI

Ceiling light

1950s

Zanfirico glass, brass.

61 cm (24 in.) drop

Produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy.

ESTIMATE £6,000 - 8,000

 

GIANFRANCO FINI b. 1942

‘Programma’ light sculpture

circa 1970

Stainless steel, acrylic.

104.2 x 104.2 x 15.4 cm (41 x 41 x 6 1/8 in.)

Manufactured by New Lamp, Italy.

ESTIMATE £7,000 - 9,000

PROVENANCE

Private collection, Modena, early 1970s

Acquired from the above by the present owner

LITERATURE

Fulvio Ferrari and Napoleone Ferrari, Luce Lampade 1968-1973: il nuovo design italiano, Turin, 2002,

fig. 102

 

STILNOVO

Ceiling light

1950s

Brass, glass, fabric cord.

74 cm (29 1/8 in.) drop, 102 cm (40 1/8 in.) diameter

Manufactured by Stilnovo, Milan, Italy.

ESTIMATE £7,000 - 9,000

PROVENANCE

Private collection, Lombardy

 

Property from a Private Collection, Turin

VENINI

Table lamp

circa 1952

Sommerso glass, brass, paper and fabric shade.

Produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy. Underside of base acid-etched venini/murano/ITALIA. Interior of shade with paper label printed

BONAVOGLIA/Illuminazione d'interni/Torino - Tel. 011/5681991.

ESTIMATE £2,000 - 3,000

PROVENANCE

Private collection, Turin

 

STILNOVO

Ceiling light

1950s

Painted brass, brass, painted aluminium.

93 cm (36 5/8 in.) drop

Manufactured by Stilnovo, Milan, Italy.

ESTIMATE £4,000 - 6,000

PROVENANCE

Casa Grimaldi, Naples

 

TOMASO BUZZI 

Rare ceiling light, model no. 5427

1931-1935

Lattimo glass with gold leaf inclusions, brass.

49 cm (19 1/4 in.) drop, 38.8 cm (15 1/4 in.) diameter

Produced by Venini & C., Murano, Italy. Fixture impressed VENINI/MURANO.

ESTIMATE £4,000 - 6,000

PROVENANCE

Casa Grimaldi, Naples

LITERATURE

Franco Deboni, Venini Glass: Its History, Artists and Techniques, Catalogue 1921-2007, vol. 1, Turin,

2007, The Blue Catalogue (appendix), pl. 145

 

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Anna Chapman
Phillips
+44 7557 147 613
achapman@phillips.com

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