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Mattia Bonetti

Unique "Abyss" Console

Mattia Bonetti

Mattia Bonetti

Unique "Abyss" Console

Unique "Abyss" Console

Authenticity guarantee

What is guaranteed?

Mattia Bonetti

Unique "Abyss" Console

2011

lacquered and enameled cast bronze, nickel-plated aluminum

impressed DAVID GILL GALLERIES/LONDON and with two metal plaques monogrammed MB and signed David Gill/London

29 3/4 x 97 3/4 x 39 in. (75.5 x 248.2 x 99 cm)

Overall in very good condition. When viewed in person, the console presents with outstanding scale and sculptural quality enhanced by bright colors to the base which complement the marine motif. The metal surfaces present with light surface scratches, minute edge abrasions and scuffing concentrated to the tabletop consistent with use. One small area of loss to the blue lacquer on one element of the base measuring approximately 1/4 inch wide and not visually distracting. A unique and important work by the contemporary Swiss designer. 


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.

Commissioned directly from the artist by the present owners through David Gill Gallery, London, circa 2011
Jacqueline du Pasquier and Jean-Jacques Wattel, Mattia Bonetti, Vol. 2, Paris, 2015, pp. 450-453