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Diego Giacometti

"Berceau" Low Table, Première Version

Estimate:

120,000

to
- 180,000 USD

Diego Giacometti

Diego Giacometti

"Berceau" Low Table, Première Version

"Berceau" Low Table, Première Version

Estimate:

120,000

to
- 180,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,290,500

USD

Diego Giacometti

"Berceau" Low Table, Première Version


circa 1979

patinated bronze, glass

impressed Diego

15 ⅛ x 54 ⅜ x 18 ⅜ in. (36.6 x 138.1 x 46.5 cm)

Overall in very good condition. This coveted and highly sculptural low table model displays superb presence when viewed in person, enhanced by a rich patina displaying subtle hints of green and dark olive. The patinated bronze surfaces present with minor surface irregularities and particulate inclusions which are inherent to the making and characteristic of the artist’s practice. The bronze surfaces present with occasional and very minimal verdigris and oxidation spots throughout, which are consistent with age and the natural evolution of the medium. The patina with scattered and small areas of discoloration, not visually distracting. The glass top is possibly replaced and is in excellent condition with some very light surface scratches consistent with gentle use. An exceptional table in well-preserved condition, highly complementary to other Diego Giacometti masterworks in the collection.


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. 

Pierre Matisse Gallery, New York
Private Collection, 1970
DeLorenzo Gallery, New York, 2003
Acquired from the above, 2006
Diego Giacometti, exh. cat., The Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, and Marisa del Re Gallery, New York, 1985, p. 35
Michel Butor and Jean Vincent, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1985, p. 143
Françoise Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l'œuvre, vol. I, Paris, 1986, pls. 68-69 (for related models)
Daniel Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, New York, 1987, pp. 66-67 (for a related model)