CLAUDE LALANNE | MADAME BUTTERFLY
Proprety from the Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne collection, Ury
[Provenant de la Collection de Claude et François-Xavier Lalanne, Ury]
gilt patinated and galvanised bronze, patinated steel
Monogrammed C.L., stamped LALANNE, dated 2019 and numbered 21/60 B on the underside
bronze patiné doré et galvanisé, acier patiné
Monogrammé C.L., estampillé LALANNE, daté 2019 et numéroté 21/60 B au revers]
7,2 x 11 x 6 cm ; 2 ⅞ x 4 ⅜ x 2 ⅜ in.
Very good overall condition.
The patina on the steel ball is not homogeneous, original to the making.
The gilt bronze presents with a few rare and light instances of tarnishing, not visually distracting, and the galvanised bronze wings presents with some very light oxidation. All consistent with age and use.
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Estate of Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne
[Succession de Claude et François-Xavier Lalanne]