Lot 11
  • 11

Gabriella Crespi

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 GBP
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Description

  • 'Caleidoscopi' Floor Lamp, designed 1970, executed 1976-1984
  • stamped 3/Gabriella Crespi/BREV.
    number 3 from an edition of 12
  • brass
  • 130 H cm. (51 1/4 in.)
polished brass

Literature

Patrick Favardin and Guy Bloch-Champfort, Les Décorateurs des années 60-70, Paris, 2007, pp. 142-143
Gabriella Crespi  Il Segno E Lo Spirito The Sign and the Spirit, Milan, 2011, p. 14
Anne Bony, Gabriella Crespi, Paris, 2014, pp. 36, 49, 108

Condition

Overall very good condition consistent with age and use. The brass surface with faint surface scratches and minor surface dirt consistent with age and gentle use. A few very minor dents concentrated to the relief portions of the design. Minor oxidizing of the brass concentrated around the foot of the lamp. Sotheby’s does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Catalogue Note

The 'Caleidoscopi' collection, designed by Gabriella Crespi in 1970, included floor lamps, table lamps and wall sconces in various dimensions.  The offered lot is the second version of the 'Caleidoscopi' floor lamp, which was made in three different heights, with twelve examples produced in each size.
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