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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION

Gio Ponti
A RARE "PROTEO" TABLE LAMP
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
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211

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE NEW YORK COLLECTION

Gio Ponti
A RARE "PROTEO" TABLE LAMP
Estimate
20,00030,000
LOT SOLD. 32,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Design

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Gio Ponti
A RARE "PROTEO" TABLE LAMP
enameled steel, brass
12 3/4  x 7 7/8  x 14 in. (32.4 x 20 x 35.6 cm)
circa 1967
produced by Sagim, Italy
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Provenance

Private Collection, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Literature

Sagim, sales catalogue, 1967, art. 5242

Catalogue Note

This rare offering is one of only a few known extant examples of Gio Ponti’s “Proteo” lamp.  The elegant arcs of the tiered sheet metal shade elements provide a soft gradual dispersal of light and gracefully echo the curved arm of the vivid base.  Executed in the 1960s, the lamp is an example of Ponti’s architectonic forms and is an important model produced by Sagim, a small lighting company in the Veneto region.


Sotheby's would like to thank Brian Kish for his assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.

This lot is offered together with a certificate of expertise from the Gio Ponti Archives.

Important Design

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New York