Property from a Private Collection, Colorado
number 230 from an edition of 250
impressed LALANNE/ARTCURIAL and numbered 230/250
5 1/2 in. (13.9 cm) high
Overall in very good condition. When viewed in person, this iconic design by Claude Lalanne retains its original, bright gold surface. The bronze with scattered minor surface irregularities and minute pinholes concentrated to the back and the base of the piece and are inherent to the making. The gilding exhibits very subtle variations in color, with slightly brighter surfaces on the lips, leaves and stem compared to the more matte gilding around the apple’s body. The recessed area around the stem with some very minor soiling consistent with age and not visually distracting.
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.