Daniel Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, p. 184 for a plaster example Diego Giacometti, Möbel und Objekte aus Bronze, exhibition catalogue, Museum Bellerive, Zurich, June 16 – September 4, 1988, p. 97, n. 85
Good overall condition. The patina presents with some wear revealing the original colour of the bronze, mostly concentrated to the protruding elements and consistent with age and use.
The owl is not fixed to the stone base. Dimensions are given without the stone base.
Stone base : 14 x 8,8 x 6,5 cm "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."