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François-Xavier Lalanne

Le Minotaure

Estimate:

1,000,000 to - 1,500,000 EUR

François-Xavier Lalanne

François-Xavier Lalanne

Le Minotaure

Le Minotaure

Estimate:

1,000,000 to - 1,500,000 EUR

Lot sold:

7,978,200

EUR

François-Xavier Lalanne, 1927 - 2008


Le Minotaure


2004


patinated bronze sheet


Monogrammed FXL, dated 2004, numbered 4/8 and with foundry mark bocquel Fd.


202 x 190 x 67 cm ; 79 ½ x 74 ¾ x 26 ⅜ in.


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François-Xavier Lalanne, 1927 - 2008


Le Minotaure


2004


tôle de bronze patinée


Monogrammé FXL, daté 2004, numéroté 4/8 et avec le cachet de fondeur bocquel Fd.


202 x 190 x 67 cm ; 79 ½ x 74 ¾ x 26 ⅜ in.

Very good overall condition, consistent with age and use. This iconic and rare model presents with a superb cloudy brownish dark grey patina, when seen in person. There are minor losses of patina on the muzzle, revealing the original color of the bronze, but not visually distracting. There are some tiny verdigris stains mainly located on legs.


"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."