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424

Alberto Giacometti

Pair of "Étoile" Table Lamps

Property of a Hamptons and New York Estate

Alberto Giacometti

Alberto Giacometti

Pair of "Étoile" Table Lamps

Pair of "Étoile" Table Lamps

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Property of a Hamptons and New York Estate

Alberto Giacometti

Pair of "Étoile" Table Lamps


designed circa 1935, executed by Diego Giacometti after 1966

patinated bronze, paper shades

each impressed DIEGO and monogrammed DG

16 in. (40.6 cm) and 15⅞ in. (40.3 cm) high each, excluding fittings

14 in. (43.2 cm) diameter of each shade

Overall in very good condition. The bronze surfaces are in excellent condition overall with very minor irregularities and imperfections inherent to production and to the artist’s practice. The paper shades appear to have been replaced at some point in the history of the lamps and are in very good condition overall. This lot is offered together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Giacometti for each lamp, which are recorded in the Alberto Giacometti Database under numbers 4372 and 4373. The lamps were each additionally impressed AG 058 and AG 059 respectively by the Comité at the time of their authentication. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and recommends having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician.


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.

Claude Bernard Gallery, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1986
Léopold Diego Sanchez, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 1980, p. 200
Françoise Francisci, Catalogue de l'œuvre de Diego Giacometti, vol. 1, Paris, 1986, p. 32
Christian Boutonnet and Rafael Ortiz, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 2003, p. 42
Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank, Paris, 2006, p. 347
This lot is offered together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Giacometti for each lamp, which are recorded in the Alberto Giacometti Database under numbers 4372 and 4373. The lamps were each additionally impressed AG 058 and AG 059 respectively by the Comité at the time of their authentication.