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Diego Giacometti

Table Racine au Grand Duc

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 200,000 USD

Diego Giacometti

Diego Giacometti

Table Racine au Grand Duc

Table Racine au Grand Duc

Estimate:

150,000

to
- 200,000 USD

Lot sold:

1,714,000

USD

Diego Giacometti

Table Racine au Grand Duc


circa 1967

patinated bronze, glass

15 ¼ in. (38.7 cm) high

23 ¾ in. (60.3 cm) diameter

Overall in very good condition. Incredibly rare, the present low table combines stylized tree branches and roots with one of the artist’s most cherished visual motifs, the owl. When viewed in person, the patina presents with subtle green and brown hues that enhance the artistic quality of the work. The patinated bronze surfaces present with minor surface irregularities which are inherent to the making and characteristic of the artist’s practice. The patina with some light rubbing and discoloration throughout, most pronounced to the bronze plates supporting the glass top and uppermost branch decorations, partially revealing a lustrous bronze undersurface. The bronze with some scattered and very minute oxidation marks concentrated to the underside of the branches and not visible unless closely inspected. The later glass top is in excellent condition with very faint surface scratches consistent with gentle use. 


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. 

Acquired directly from the artist by Mr. Chris Chodoff, 1967
Private Collection, New York, 1989
Collection of Anthony DeLorenzo, New York, 1995
Private Collection, New York, 1998
DeLorenzo Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above, 2009
Daniel Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, p. 68 (for a related model)