"SINGE ALLUMÉ" TABLE LAMP
executed by Bocquel, France
silver, frosted glass
monogrammed FxL and impressed bocquel
13⅛ in. (33.5 cm) high
9½ in. (24.1 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in good condition. This iconic and playful table lamp model by François-Xavier Lalanne displays a combination of rich and textural tones ranging from bright silver to darker greys. As pictured in the catalogue photography, the silver surface presents with scattered areas of darkening throughout most visible on the face and waist of the monkey and consistent with age and natural evolution of the silver. The silver presents with areas of very light corrosion to the surface concentrated to the waist and proper left shoulder and not visually distracting. The frosted glass presents with an irregular surface that is inherent to production. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and suggests having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician.
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.
Sotheby’s New York, private sale, 2013
Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, exh. cat., Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York and Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, 2006, p. 107 (for a related model)
Paul Kasmin, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, New York, 2012, n.p. (for a related model)
Les Lalanne, 50 years of work, exh. cat., Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, 2015, p. 154
Adrian Dannatt, François-Xavier & Claude Lalanne, New York, 2018, p. 69