Property from the Estate of Pierre M. Schlumberger
designed circa 1980
number 12 from an edition of 250
executed by Artcurial, Paris
impressed LALANNE/ARTCURIAL and numbered 12/250
5 1/2 in. (13.9 cm) high
4 5/8 in. (11.6 cm) maximum diameter
Overall in very good condition. When viewed in person, this iconic design by Claude Lalanne retains its original, bright gold surface with slightly less warm hues compared to the catalogue illustration. The bronze with scattered minor surface irregularities which are inherent to the making and the artist’s technique. The gilding exhibits very subtle variations in color, with slightly brighter surfaces on the lips, leaves and stem compared to the more matte gilding around the apple’s body. The back of the sculpture presents with some spotty and minute discolorations to the gilding which are not visually distracting. The recessed area around the stem with some very minor soiling consistent with age and not visually distracting either.
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.