Property From A Distinguished West Coast Collection
PAIR OF "SEATED GAZELLE" BOOKENDS
each impressed E.Brandt
6¾ x 6¼ x 3 in. (17.78 x 15.23 x 7.62 cm) each
Overall good condition. The patinated wrought iron surface presents with scattered minor scratches, nicks, accretions, abrasions, pitting, and wear to the finish, consistent with age and gentle use. Some areas of rusting on one of the bookends, consistent with with the natural aging process of the iron material. A sculptural pair of bookends by Edgar Brandt exhibiting his mastery of the animal form.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Christie’s East, June 10, 1996, lot 135
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Sotheby's would like to thank Joan Kahr for her assistance with the cataloguing of this lot.