The Pistil mirror is one of Max Ingrand’s most iconic creations. Our very rare example, which retained its original glass, was part of a limited edition run of this models’ first variation done for Maison Leleu. Its particularity lies in the treatment of the cabochons with chisel burst technique to a spectacular effect. Later, Fontana Arte’s edition was made with simpler, faceted cabochons and edited in larger numbers.
Galerie Lefebvre, Leleu archives. Mobilier et Décoration n°1, January-February 1963, p. 28 (in a Leleu interior). Mobilier et Décoration n°8, November 1965 cover and p. 1 (In a Leleu interior). Max Ingrand Du verre à la lumière by P.E. Martin-Vivier Ed. Norma 2009, p. 216 for the Fontana Arte.
- edition with facetted and polished glass cabochons, 74 cm in diameter.