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Lot 245
HARRY BERTOIA | UNTITLED (WELDED BRONZE)
HARRY BERTOIA | UNTITLED (WELDED BRONZE)
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Property from a Private Philadelphia Collection

HARRY BERTOIA | UNTITLED (WELDED BRONZE)

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

Property from a Private Philadelphia Collection

HARRY BERTOIA | UNTITLED (WELDED BRONZE)

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Sold:13,750USD

Lot Details

Description

Property from a Private Philadelphia Collection

HARRY BERTOIA

UNTITLED (WELDED BRONZE)


circa 1960

patinated bronze 

12½ in. (31.4 cm) high

Condition Report

Overall in excellent condition. The bronze surfaces present with some very minor scratches and very minor bending to the outside rods, consistent with age and handling. The bronze with oxidation throughout, consistent with the natural aging of the material and with the artist’s intent. A rare form by Bertoia with a beautifully patinated bronze surface.


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.

Cataloguing

Provenance

Benjamin Mangel Gallery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania, 1979

Prominent Philadelphia Estate

Freeman's, Philadelphia, November 2, 2014, lot 71

Acquired from the above by the previous owner 

Exhibited

Benjamin Mangel Gallery, Harry Bertoia: A Retrospective,  November 9-December 10, 1979, Bale Cynwyd, PA

Literature

Harry Bertoia: A Retrospective, exh. cat., Benjamin Mangel Gallery, Bala Cynwyd, PA, November 9-December 10, 1979, cat. no. 50 (for the present lot illustrated)

Catalogue Note

This lot is offered together with a certificate of authenticity from the Harry Bertoia Foundation, Bozeman, Montana.

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