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Max Ingrand

Rare Pair of Sconces by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

Rare Pair of Sconces by Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte

W. 11.5 in; H. 21.25 in; D. 3.25 in


Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte rare and extraordinary pair of large sconces with three different beveled colored crystal glass layers fanning out from a central satin glass diffuser with an elegant brass teardrop mount, Italy, circa 1955. This exquisite pair of large scaled wall lights have an organic shape with soft gently curved glass layered to create beautiful rich single and mixed colors which radiate from the central cream shade with elegant elongated gold details.

Born in France in 1908, Max Ingrand was one of the most celebrated glassmakers and decorators of the post-war era. Ingrand studied decorative arts at the School of Fine Arts in Paris and served as the artistic director of the Italian lighting company, FontanaArte, between 1954 and 1964. During his time at FontanaArte, Ingrand designed some of his most iconic works, including the Fontana lamp, which is still in production. Ingrand was also an accomplished stained glass artist and created panels for institutions around the world, including the Cathedral of São Paulo in Brazil and the French Institute in London. Ingrand, a recipient of the Legion of Honor—the highest French order for military and civil merits—died in 1969.