Crystal Glass & Brass Table Lamp Attr to Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte
An elegant and rare table lamp attributed to Pietro Chiesa for Fontana Arte. The lamp features a crystal glass base, a tapered brass stem and a dark pink/grey smoked glass hat that can adjusted side to side. There is a light switch at the base that powers on/off the two bulbs. The lamp has been polished and refinished bringing out the original brass patina.
About Pietro Chiesa
Pietro Chiesa was born in Milan in 1892 into an eminent family of artists. He first obtained a degree in law, but after volunteering in the Italian air force during World War I he decided to pursue his passion for the glass arts. Upon serving an apprenticeship with glassmaker Giovan Battista Gianotti, in 1921 Chiesa opened his own glassmaking studio and shop in Milan, Botega di Pietro Chiesa. At first making mostly mirrors and leaded windows, he soon began experimenting with glass, notably stained glass, in new ways.
Dimensions: 18” H x 16.5” Dia
Condition: Very good condition. Consistent with age.
Materials: Brass, Smoked glass, crystal glass
Place of Origin: Italy