Gio Ponti

(1891 - 1979)
Lot 26
Gio Ponti
Lounge chairs (2)
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Price Realized: $33,750
June 10, 2018
Lot 27
Gio Ponti
Table
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $10,000
June 10, 2018
Lot 72
Gio Ponti
Custom wall unit from the Villa Goldschmidt, Buenos Aires
Estimate: $25,000 - $35,000
Price Realized: $25,000
October 22, 2017
Lot 74
Gio Ponti
Flatware (43)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $1,750
October 22, 2017
Lot 278
Gio Ponti
Side table
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $1,250
May 21, 2017
Lot 280
Gio Ponti
Diamond flatware (74)
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
May 21, 2017
Lot 147
Gio Ponti
Diamond flatware (68)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,625
March 5, 2017
Lot 148
Gio Ponti
Flatware (32)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,500
March 5, 2017
Lot 75
Gio Ponti
Flatware (47)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $2,500
October 9, 2016
Lot 76
Gio Ponti
Flatware (25)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,125
October 9, 2016
Lot 267
Gio Ponti
Urn
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $20,000
May 22, 2016
Lot 221
Gio Ponti
Armchairs (2)
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $3,750
February 21, 2016
Lot 267
Gio Ponti
Decorative tile (Bacchus)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,312
October 11, 2015
Lot 268
Gio Ponti
Decorative tile (Venus)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,312
October 11, 2015
Lot 270
Gio Ponti
Flatware (60)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $2,500
October 11, 2015
Lot 343
Gio Ponti
Vases (2)
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $7,500
October 12, 2014
Lot 346
Gio Ponti
Flatware (63)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $2,812
October 12, 2014
Lot 117
Gio Ponti
Flatware (25)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,125
May 18, 2014
Lot 196
Gio Ponti
Lounge chairs (2)
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Price Realized: $45,000
February 23, 2014
Lot 476
Gio Ponti
Cane vase
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $2,375
October 13, 2013
Lot 483
Gio Ponti
Porcelain vases (2)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $4,062
October 13, 2013
Lot 263
Gio Ponti
Gli Amanti plate
Estimate: $7,000 - $10,000
Price Realized: $7,500
May 19, 2013
Lot 265
Gio Ponti
Le Mie Terre vase
Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000
Price Realized: $15,625
May 19, 2013
Lot 267
Gio Ponti
Diamond flatware (100)
Estimate: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized: $13,750
May 19, 2013
Lot 83
Gio Ponti
Diamond flatware service (89)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $5,000
December 16, 2012
Lot 84
Gio Ponti
Allegorical ceramic tile
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,625
December 16, 2012
Lot 85
Gio Ponti
Height adjustable floor lamp
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $4,375
December 16, 2012
Lot 235
Gio Ponti
Diavolo (Devil)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,750
December 11, 2011
Lot 236
Gio Ponti
Diavolo (Devil, large)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $4,062
December 11, 2011
Lot 416
Gio Ponti
Flatware set (66)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $6,875
December 11, 2011
Lot 248
Gio Ponti
Morandiane bottle and stopper
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $2,375
June 26, 2011
Lot 252
Gio Ponti
Glass bottle
Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500
Price Realized: $937
June 26, 2011
Lot 263
Gio Ponti
Dining table and side chairs (4)
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $3,750
June 26, 2011
Lot 30
Gio Ponti
Incalmo stopper bottle
Estimate: $500 - $700
Price Realized: $1,500
March 6, 2011
Lot 248
Gio Ponti
Flatware set (66)
Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
Price Realized: $3,750
March 6, 2011
Lot 260
Gio Ponti
Desk
Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
Price Realized: $10,625
March 6, 2011
Lot 423
Gio Ponti
Superleggera chair
Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Price Realized: $480
December 7, 2008
Lot 368
Gio Ponti
Freestanding bookshelf
Estimate: $5,000 - $7,000
Price Realized: $9,000
June 29, 2008
Lot 435
Gio Ponti
Group of stainless flatware (32)
Estimate: $1,500 - $1,800
Price Realized: $1,920
February 10, 2008
Lot 437
Gio Ponti
Devils mask
Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000
Price Realized: $1,140
February 10, 2008
Lot 223
Gio Ponti
Toro (Bull)
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Price Realized: $5,100
December 3, 2006
Lot 224
Gio Ponti
Cavallo (Horse)
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Price Realized: $6,900
December 3, 2006
Lot 225
Gio Ponti
Large Diavolo (devil/face)
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Price Realized: $4,800
December 3, 2006
Lot 226
Gio Ponti
Diavolo (devil/face)
Estimate: $3,000 - $4,000
Price Realized: $3,600
December 3, 2006
Lot 227
Gio Ponti
Frutti (Watermelon) (2)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $7,800
December 3, 2006
Lot 231
Gio Ponti
Pesce (Fish)
Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000
Price Realized: $3,300
December 3, 2006
Lot 237
Gio Ponti
A Canne glass pitcher
Estimate: $400 - $600
Price Realized: $600
December 3, 2006
Lot 179
Gio Ponti
Round dining table
Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
Price Realized: $3,900
June 18, 2006
Lot 182
Gio Ponti
Executive desk
Estimate: $70,000 - $90,000
Price Realized: $84,000
June 18, 2006

About The Artist


One of the most remarkable designers and architects of the 20th century, Gio Ponti strived to enhance every aspect of our environment from buildings, furniture, and ceramics; to glass, silverware, and industrial products. Among his architectural marvels, the Pirelli Tower in Milan (1956) and the Denver Art Museum (1971) rank as two of his most famous constructions. While his architecture reached an unparalleled level of artistic achievement, he was equally adept in any medium, and his work ethic matched his prowess. When he was well into his 70s, Ponti worked an average of twenty hours per day, adhering to his principle, “Think at night and work during the day.” He was an architect who began with ceramics. At the age of 32, Ponti was hired as the artistic director at the Societa Ceramica Richard-Ginori where he was given free reign to revamp the entire design process. Ponti produced the Richard-Ginori catalogue until 1930, using the publication as a springboard for the release of the first issue of his highly influential architecture magazine Domus in 1928. Ponti employed this passionate, streamlined approach–one that considered each multilayered aspect and possible outcome–for every project, from magazine layouts and furniture design to industrial products and massive skyscrapers. In the forward to the double issue of Design Quarterly dedicated to Ponti, Charles Eames described the tireless innovator’s genius: “In this process of design or growth, where he anticipates and relives the experience that others will have–in this enthusiasm–he surely thinks of all people as rich human beings possessing those same capabilities and sensitiveness to experience that are his own. This is the only way–and this is the secret.” This secret of Ponti the artist-philosopher, in any project and medium, guided him in the achievement of form, beauty, and function.

 

Eames, Charles. Foreward. The Expression of Gio Ponti. Design Quarterly 69/70. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1967. Print.
Matteoni, Dario. Gio Ponti: Fascination for Ceramics. Milan: Silvana Editoriale, 2011. Print.

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