Lot 67
  • 67

ALEXANDER CALDER | Untitled (Brooch)

Estimate
35,000 - 45,000 USD
bidding is closed

Description

  • Alexander Calder
  • Untitled (Brooch)
  • silver
  • 3 1/4 by 4 3/8 by 1/4 in. 8.1 by 11.1 by 0.5 cm.
  • Executed circa 1945, this work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York under application number A24697.

Provenance

Gladys Brooks, Connecticut (gift of the artist)
Private Collection, New York (by descent from the above)
Christie's, New York, 12 May 2010, Lot 322
Private Collection, Italy
Dorotheum, Vienna, 24 November 2011, Lot 1443
Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto
Acquired from the above 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 and a few, scattered pinpoints of pitting, which is to be expected of a wearable work from this period. There is evidence of very minor, scattered oxidation to the steel wire.
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