DECORATIVE ARTS OF THE 20th CENTURY AND DESIGN 

The success of the Decorative Arts of the 20th century and Design auction, with a result of € 1,373,590 * and 72% of lots sold, closes the autumn semester of Il Ponte auction house.

The department directed by Arch. Stefano Poli strengthens its pivotal role in the national scenario, confirming the historical and artistic value that this sector is increasingly acquiring in the international market.

Top lots in the sale: the "Curule SN1" stool attributed to Pierre Chareau hammered down at € 187.500 (lot 459), the "Brick",  screen attributed to Eileen Gray sold at € 93.750 (lot 461) and the lacquered wooden table attributed to Paul Follot hammered down at € 87,500  (lot 457).


The department specialist summarizes briefly “French Déco and the entire William Bowman collection were able to attract the attention of important collectors. The audience in the room and online appreciated this selection and ackowledged a trend and a style that, at least in Italy, had remained in the shadows until now ". Furnishings as well as  French glass recorded very good and partly unexpected results. The success of the Venini glass was confirmed with a new focus on objects of the '70s and' 80s.


Among the art ceramics, the Lenci productions in particular,  obtained excellent results thanks to the sculptures "Nuda con Fauno" knocked down at € 8,750 and "Cameriera con gatto", knocked down at € 5,000.


"The overall interest in Italian artists is undisputed and remains on ever-high levels. Drawings, furnishings, but above all lighting have attracted the attention of the public "goes on to say Arch. Stefano Poli. The three-door wardrobe in Pompeian red lacquered wood by Piero Portaluppi, certainly among the historically most interesting works of the sale, was knocked down at € 30,000 and the project for Villa Ottolenghi by Carlo Scarpa was sold at € 6,875. As far as lighting is concerned, the best results were obtained by  the Max Ingrand lamps for Fontana Arte, followed by those of Luigi Caccia Dominioni and Ignazio Gardella for Azucena.

Gio Ponti records significant results in every area: from drawings ("Colombe", € 1,750) to lamps (pair of "Quadri Luminosi" lamps, € 21,250), furnishing accessories ("807a-distex" armchair, € 21,250) to majolica ("L'edile" two handled jar, € 26.250 - "La lettura", € 17.500 ). Other names that obtained  significant results include: Angelo Mangiarotti, Ico Parisi, Tomaso Buzzi, Aldo Rossi, Gaetano Pesce.


The aution room was full to the brim and was joined by the international audience that participated on the  telephone or online. The spaces of ViaPitteri10, which hosted the  preview, helped to enhance the characteristics of the individual lots and the public  pleasantly appreciated the harmony created by the industrial context that characterizes this architecture.


* the awards include the Buyer's premium

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