TORD BOONTJE | LARGE "BLOSSOM" CHANDELIER
Property from a Private American Collector
LARGE "BLOSSOM" CHANDELIER
produced by Prearo Collezione Luce, Italy, for the Swarovski Crystal Palace Collection
enameled steel, Swarovski crystal
44½ x 69½ x 16¼ in. (113 x 176.5 x 41.2 cm)
Overall in excellent condition. As noted in the cataloguing description, please note that this piece is a rare non-illuminated iteration of the artist’s celebrated chandelier series produced for the Swarovski Crystal Palace Collection. The enameled steel structure ties together a complex network of beautifully executed crystal pieces shaped like cherry blossoms, which present with an incredibly bright and shimmering surface when viewed in person. Some of the smaller crystals are grouped together and connected to the enameled steel branches using very small metallic wires. The steel structure with some occasional extremely minor areas of wear which are only visible upon extremely close examination. An extraordinary and stunning piece from one of Boontje’s most celebrated series.
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.
Martina Margetts, Tord Boontje, New York, 2006, pp. 95-97 (for variations of the model)
Sophie Lovell, Limited Edition: Prototypes, One-Offs and Design Art Furniture, Basel, 2009, p. 210 (for an illuminated version of the model)
The present lot is a rare and non-illuminated iteration of the artist's "Blossom" chandeliers. Sotheby's would like to thank Tord Boontje for his assistance with the cataloguing of this piece.