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Claude Lalanne

"Doigt" Necklace

Property from a Private West Coast Collection

Claude Lalanne

Claude Lalanne

"Doigt" Necklace

"Doigt" Necklace

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Property from a Private West Coast Collection

Claude Lalanne

"Doigt" Necklace


circa 1984

gilt bronze

6½ x 5½ in. (16.5 x 14 cm) clasped

Overall in very good condition. The gilt bronze presents with scattered minor surface irregularities and minute pinholes which are inherent to the making and the artist’s technique. The gilding exhibits a slightly more subdued hue than illustrated in the catalogue photography as well as a very slightly irregular application inherent to the making. The bronze throughout presents with light abrasions, small discolorations and minor rubbing to the gilding consistent with age and gentle use. A functional and highly naturalistic work.


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.

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner, circa 1984