Max Ingrand for Fontana Arte rare exquisite coffee table model 1774 with round thick clear crystal flat disc atop colored and concave mirrored crystal dish resting on black lacquered and enameled metal base with brass profile details on each leg. Base impressed with Roman numerals XII. This original Fontana Arte coffee or cocktail table model is an iconic masterpiece Max Ingrand design with simple architectural lines, elegant brass details, and a magnificent curved colored mirrored glass. This glass color is a classic lovely Fontana Arte green which gives off an interesting optical reflection due to it concave shape.
‘Cristalli Fontana Arte’, Domus, no. 344, July 1958, p. 52
Quaderni Fontana Arte 2, sales catalogue, 1960s, p. 8
Franco Deboni, Fontana Arte: Gio Ponti, Pietro Chiesa, Max Ingrand, Turin, 2012, fig. 409
D’Alessandro and Falconi, Lucie Transparenze: Fontana Arte, pp. 36-37, 86