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Diego Giacometti

"Hiboux et Grenouilles" Low Table

Property of a Private Las Vegas Collector

Diego Giacometti

Diego Giacometti

"Hiboux et Grenouilles" Low Table

"Hiboux et Grenouilles" Low Table

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Property of a Private Las Vegas Collector

Diego Giacometti

"Hiboux et Grenouilles" Low Table


designed circa 1963, executed circa 1979

patinated bronze, glass

impressed DIEGO and with the artist's monogram

17¼ x 28 x 23 in. (43.8 x 71.1 x 58.4 cm)

Overall in very good condition. The present low table, highly complementary to the preceding lot, includes owls and frogs as the leading decorative motifs. When viewed firsthand, the patina presents with complex hues combining shades of dark russet brown and dark green which contribute to creating a highly dynamic surface and enhance the sculptural quality of the table. The bronze surfaces are in excellent condition overall with very minor irregularities and imperfections inherent to production and to the artist’s practice. The recessed areas with some extremely minimal soiling and oxidation, not visible unless closely inspected. The original glass top is in excellent condition overall, with extremely faint scuffing throughout consistent with gentle use not visible unless closely inspected. A beautifully well-preserved table by the well-known animalier sculptor.


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, 1980
Michel Butor and Jean Vincent, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1985, pp. 109, 125
Daniel Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, p. 85
Françoise Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l'oeuvre, vol. I, Paris, 1986, pp. 104-105