Lot 121
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DIEGO GIACOMETTI | Table carcasse

Estimate
80,000 - 120,000 GBP
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Description

  • Attributed to Diego Giacometti
  • Table carcasse
  • bronze
  • 44 by 130.5 by 87.5cm., 17 3/8 by 51 3/8 by 34 1/2 in.
  • Conceived in 1968-69 and cast in bronze in a known edition of circa 10 examples before 1977.

Provenance

Private Collection, U.S.A. (sale: Sotheby's, New York, 21st October 1977, lot 370)
Private Collection, U.S.A. (purchased at the above sale; sale: Ketterer Kunst GmbH & Co., Munich, 6th May 2000, lot 58)
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner

Literature

Françoise Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l'œuvre, Paris, 1986, illustration of another cast pp. 96-97

Condition

The patina is dark green with areas of lighter green in places. There are no apparent cracks or repaired breaks. There are some minor remnants of the plaster used in casting and a build up of surface dirt in the crevices. The patina has some minor evidence of wear most notably to the top side of the glass supports. Overall this work is in good condition.
"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.
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