Lot 158 DIEGO GIACOMETTI | "TABOURET DE COIFFEUSE À LA SOURIS"
"TABOURET DE COIFFEUSE À LA SOURIS"
patinated bronze, leather upholstery
impressed DIEGO and with the artist's mark
22¾ x 13½ x 14½ in. (57.7 x 34.2 x 36.8 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The bronze throughout with a rich green patina that presents with a slightly brighter green hues than pictured in the catalogue photography. The patinated surface presents with signs of expected age throughout, namely areas with light discoloration, occasional darkening to the patina and oxidation, particularly noticeable on the upper edges of the backrest and legs, and are consistent with age. The figurative mouse is intact and retains its complex decorative elements. The upholstered leather seat has been sensitively replaced and presents with very light surface scratches consistent with gentle use. A charming and rare stool emblematic of the artist's practice.
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.
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Acquired directly from the artist by the original owner
Private Collection, Paris
L'Arc en Seine, Paris
Jon Stryker, New York, 2005
Sotheby's New York, The Jon Stryker Collection: Masterworks of European Modernism, December 16, 2014, lot 42
Françoise Francisci, Diego Giacometti: Catalogue de l'œuvre, Volume I, Paris, 1986, p. 46
Daniel Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, pp. 42 and 44