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Property from a Florida Collection
four rows of four rods (16 rods total)
with cylinder tops
beryllium copper, brass
37 x 12 x 12 in. (94 x 30.5 x 30.5 cm)
cylinder tops: 4 1/8 in. (10.5 cm) high each; 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm) each diameter
Overall in very good condition. When viewed firsthand, the sculpture displays a golden bronze hue. The metal surfaces throughout present with some light surface wear and scattered, extremely minor scratches and abrasions consistent with age, movement and gentle handling. The metal with some occasional small areas of discoloration and verdigris consistent with age and the natural evolution of the medium. The base with slightly more concentrated wear, spotty discolorations and rust marks particularly concentrated to the connection point of the rods to the base, not visually distracting. The cylinder tops are in very good and stable condition. The rods overall with some very minor and subtle bending, which does not impact functionality or stability and is only visible upon close inspection. When sounded, the sculpture produces a low bell tone.
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.
Acquired directly from the artist by Mangel Gallery, Philadelphia, 1978
Private Collection, New York
Thence by descent to the present owner
This lot is offered together with a certificate of authenticity from the Harry Bertoia Foundation, St. George, Utah.