This enchanting, handcrafted lamp has been shaped using traditional steam bending techniques and is delicately polished and sturdily put together. It consists of a subtle cherry wood structure that holds an opal-shaped glass shade. Cesta is an excellent object and lamp, perfect for placing on a tabletop or resting on the floor, and the light can be dimmed according to preference.
Lot 220: Ettore Sottsass. Iasia vase. 1986, glass. 6½ dia × 19¼ h in. result: $7,500. estimate: $7,000–9,000. This work is an artist's proof aside from the edition of seven. Incised signature to edge: [E. Sottsass by Toso Vetri D'Arte Prova D'Autore]. Provenance: Acquired directly from Memphis in 1989 by the present owner