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ALBERTO GIACOMETTI | AIGLE VASE [VASE AIGLE]

Artist's Resale Right

Estimate:

400,000

to
- 600,000 EUR

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI | AIGLE VASE [VASE AIGLE]

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI | AIGLE VASE [VASE AIGLE]

Estimate:

400,000

to
- 600,000 EUR

Lot sold:

1,452,500

EUR

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI

AIGLE VASE

[VASE AIGLE]


circa 1934

painted plaster, with original zinc liner


[vers 1934

plâtre peint, revêtement d'origine en zinc]


Height : 57,2 cm ; 22 ½ in.

[Hauteur : 57,2 cm ; 22 ½ in.]

Good overall condition

There is a previous restoration around the neck of the bird, and another one on the back of the rim.

The plaster with scattered minor surface irregularities throughout concentrated to the inside of the rim, the bird's beak and top head, and the base, which are consistent with age and handling. The painted surface with occasional and scattered areas of loss to the paint, which reveal the underlying plaster body of the same color and are not visually distracting. The surface throughout with scattered minor discolorations concentrated to the inside of the rim and the base. Presence of some brown dirt overall the piece.

This vase includes its original metal liner which has been partially painted white. Some oxidation and rust marks throughout.


"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Private collection, France

[Collection privée, France]

Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, pp. 25 and 31

Christian Boutonnet and Rafael Ortiz, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 2003, p. 30

François Baudot, Jean-Michel Frank, New York, 2004 p. 31

Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 2006, pp. 203, 249 and 349

Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: Un Décorateur dans le Paris des Années 30, Paris, 2009, p. 72

[Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1997, pp. 25 et 31

Christian Boutonnet et Rafael Ortiz, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 2003, p. 30

François Baudot, Jean-Michel Frank, New York, 2004 p. 31

Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 2006, pp. 203, 249 et 349

Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: Un Décorateur dans le Paris des Années 30, Paris, 2009, p. 72]

This lot is sold with a certificate from the Giacometti Foundation and is recorded in the Alberto Giacometti database.


[Ce lot est accompagné d'un certificat de la Fondation Giacometti et est répertorié dans la base de données en ligne de la Fondation.]