15,000 - 20,000 USD
one row of 14 rods with cylinder tops
beryllium copper, brass
15 x 9 1/2 x 3 in. (38.1 x 24.1 x 7.6 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The metal surfaces present with scattered minor spots of oxidation and with scattered minor surface scratches throughout, consistent with age and gentle handling and concentrated to the base. The rods are very straight overall and display only some extremely subtle misalignment, which is not visually distracting. Height of cylinder tops: 1 in. each. A charming table top iteration of the artist’s iconic sonabient 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.
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This lot is offered together with a certificate of authenticity from the Harry Bertoia Foundation, Bozeman, Montana.