Françoise Francisci, Diego Giacometti, catalogue de l'oeuvre, Vol. I, Paris, 1986, p. 91 Daniel Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, pp. 146-147 Jacqueline von Sprecher, Diego Giacometti, Tritt aus dem Schatten, Zurich, 2007, p. 147
Good overall condition.
The patina of the frogs with some handling wear and oxidation with vert-de-gris in the recessed areas, consistent with age and use. The bronze structure and the legs with very light wear and very light oxidation in the recessed areas. The upper section of the legs with small areas of oxidation with vert-de-gris.
The glass top presents with some surface scratches and a few very minute chips along the edge, not visually distractive.
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