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Alexander Calder

Earrings

Estimate:

50,000 - 70,000 USD

A Modernist Life: Property from the Estate of Katherine Stillman

Alexander Calder

Alexander Calder

Earrings

Earrings

Estimate:

50,000 - 70,000 USD

Lot sold:

119,700

USD

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A Modernist Life: Property from the Estate of Katherine Stillman

Alexander Calder

1898 - 1976

Earrings


silver wire

2 by 2 1/4 in.

5.1 by 5.7 cm.

Executed circa 1948.


This work is registered in the archives of the Calder Foundation, New York, under application number A27910

This work is in very good and sound condition overall. The elements move smoothly and freely. Under very close inspection and raking light, minor and unobtrusive surface scratches are visible, consistent with wear. There is minor evidence of oxidation in the crevices, inherent to the artist’s chosen medium.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Collection of Rufus and Leslie Stillman, Litchfield (acquired directly from the artist circa 1948)
Acquired as a gift from the above by the present owner circa 1948