- Alexander Calder
- Untitled (Brooch)
- 2 3/4 by 6 by 1/4 in. 7 by 15.2 by 0.6 cm.
Thence by descent to the present owner
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.
Like Alexander Calder, Alexander Girard had an innate creativity and an aptitude for design, so it comes as no surprise that the two would become friends. Raised in Florence, Girard or "Sandro" as he was known to friends including Calder, was to have a major impact on the evolution of mid-century design, creating textiles for such icons as Herman Miller and Charles and Ray Eames. In the same way that Calder's engineering background would inform his sculpture, Girard's architectural training would similarly shape his craft, yielding geometric and colorful designs that were incorporated into Miller's and Eames' iconic pieces. Calder gifted several pieces of jewelry to Girard and his family, two examples of which Sotheby's is pleased to offer here, Lots 101 and 103.