I always wanted to be able to offer a Fontana Arte chandelier, as sometimes happens my research brought me to a second chandelier.
Definitively a Fontana Arte under Pietro Chiesa direction. This one has rosettes decoration. Perhaps a bit simplified in relation to the other I am offering so I am placing this on a later timing, where the chiselling influence of Gio Ponti has faded. The hardware instead shows a more deco and less nouveau influence with the cone geometrical design.
The disc covering the bulbs is etched on the background but even here the details are hand chiselled. Hardware is in very good condition, has three candelabra sockets. Once lit the design in the larger glass receives indirect light and highlight the decoration.
An historical deco piece, made by one of the greatest Italian deco designer, for a fine living room or conversation area.
The design is made by two curved glass. The upper one is etched over the bulbs and clear with chiselled hibiscus motif. The lower part is made with a smaller dish with same motif and etched background. The two glass, with a brass rim, pockets three candelabra bulbs.
Identifications and references: This chandelier is from Fontana Arte. The period is that of Pietro Chiesa direction 1933-1948 right after Gio Ponti direction. The simplified chiselling indicates an later period so I am assigning it to circa 1940.