Patrick Favardin, Le Style 50, Un moment de l'Art français, Paris, 1987, p. 79 Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Max Ingrand: Du verre à la lumière, Paris, 2009, p. 212 Franco Deboni, Fontana Arte, Turin, 2012, pl. 388
Good overall condition.
The surface presents with some very light surface scratches. The nickel-plated metal with some pittings of oxidation and some wear to the edges, all consistent with age and use. The glass elements with very few scratches, a minute scuff mark and a few tiny chips of glass around the fixing holes, including a slightly larger surface one of approximately 1 x 0,5 cm. The base might have been re-painted at a later stage and presents with a few minute chips of paint along the edges, not visually distractive.
Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and recommends having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician.
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