30,000 - 50,000 USD
one row of 40 rods
beryllium copper, bronze, brass
33 7/8 x 15 7/8 x 6 in. (83.8 x 40.6 x 15.2 cm)
Overall in very good condition. This Sonambient presents with a variegated metallic surface when viewed in person, displaying hues ranging from gold to dark copper. The metal surfaces have been cleaned by a professional conservator and present with scattered traces of oxidation marks throughout consistent with age. Some extremely minor surface irregularities concentrated to the base and inherent to the making. The cattails of slightly varying heights, inherent to production and the artist’s vision. The base with some light scratches throughout which are not visually distracting. Maximum height of cattails: 30 inches. A superb Sonambient piece with incredibly sculptural presence when viewed firsthand.
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.
This lot is offered together with a certificate of authenticity from the Harry Bertoia Foundation, Bozeman, Montana.