25,000 - 35,000 USD
two rows of 14 rods with cattail tops
beryllium copper, brass
30 1/2 x 12 1/4 x 3 in. (77.4 x 31.1 x 7.6 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 and verdigris marks throughout. The cattails of slightly varying heights, inherent to production and inherent to the artist’s vision. Three cattail tops with very minor irregularities to the surface inherent to casting. The base with some light scratches throughout which are not visually distracting. Maximum height of cattails: 1 7/8 inches. A superb example from Harry Bertoia’s sonambient 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, St. George, Utah.