Born in Sicily, Alphonse des La Paglia studied with Georg Jensen in Denmark, then emigrated to the United States. When the war cut off Jensen imports, he made pieces for Frederick Lunning of George Jensen USA, working in Summit, NJ. In 1952, he began working with International Silver and moved his workshop to Meriden, CT only to die the following year.
good condition In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.