ASTI, Italy – An interesting design collection of decorative arts of 20th century with many lots of ceramics, furniture, lamps, chandeliers and glass works is being offered by Nova Ars in an online-only auction Dec. 6. Many of the objects were designed and made in Italy by such celebrated designers as Gio Ponti, Angelo Mangiarotti, Tito Agnoli and Piero Fornasetti. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.com.
An important presence of lights characterizes the auction with Italian hanging lamps and chandeliers of the 20th century.
Highlighted lots begin with an Angelo Mangiarotti chandelier, a Giogali model consisting of 120 blown-glass elements. This 1970s fixture produced by Vistosi (above) is estimated at €700–€1,000 ($741–$1,060).
Signature ’60s styling is seen in a Tito Agnoli coffee table (below) made by Cinova. Made of lacquered wood with a partially mirrored top, the round table measures 46 inches in diameter. It is estimated at €1,000–$1,500 ($1,060–$1,590).
Three lots by Gio Ponti are noteworthy. A “matematico” round table has a veneered rosewood top measuring 50 inches in diameter. The five-legged table is valued at €6,000–€8,000 ($6,356–$8,475). Attributed to Ponti is a large Fontana Arte mirror with a patinated brass and bronze frame (below), circa 1940, which is also estimated at €6,000–€8,000 ($6,356–$8,475).
Also attributed to Ponti is a set of six wooden side chairs from the 1950s, estimated to bring €4,000–€5,000 ($4,238–$5,298).
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