Lot 66
  • 66

ALEXANDER CALDER | JM Ring

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 USD
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Description

  • Alexander Calder
  • JM┬áRing
  • silver wire
  • 1 by 1/2 by 3/4 in. 2.6 by 1.2 by 2 cm.
  • Executed in 1952, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York under application number A22618.

Provenance

Joyce MacDonald Thomas, Woodbury (gift of the artist in 1952)
Woodbury Auction, 17 June 2012, Lot 283
Leah Gordon Antiques, New York
Private Collection
Christie's, New York, 24 April 2014, Lot 8
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

Condition

This work is in very good condition overall. The surface variations are consistent with the artist's choice of medium and working method. Under very close inspection, there are a few, scattered minor surface scratches, which is to be expected of a wearable work from this period.
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.
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