Property from a Private Philadelphia Collection
UNTITLED (WELDED BRONZE)
12½ in. (31.4 cm) high
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.
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
Benjamin Mangel Gallery, Harry Bertoia: A Retrospective, November 9-December 10, 1979, Bale Cynwyd, PA
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)
This lot is offered together with a certificate of authenticity from the Harry Bertoia Foundation, Bozeman, Montana.