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Claude Lalanne

Pomme Bouche

Property of a Private Ohio Collector

Claude Lalanne

Claude Lalanne

Pomme Bouche

Pomme Bouche

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Property of a Private Ohio Collector

Claude Lalanne

Pomme Bouche


designed circa 1980

number 151 from an edition of 250

executed by Artcurial, Paris

gilt bronze

monogrammed CL, impressed LALANNE/ARTCURIAL and numbered 151/250

5½ in. (13.9 cm) high

4⅝ in. (11.6 cm) maximum diameter

Overall in very good condition. When viewed in person, this iconic design by Claude Lalanne retains its original, bright gold surface. The bronze presents with scattered minor surface irregularities and minute pinholes which are inherent to the making and the artist’s technique. The gilding exhibits very subtle variations in color, with slightly brighter surfaces on the lips, leaves and stem compared to the more matte gilding around the apple’s body. The tip of one leaf presents with a small verdigris spot measuring approximately ⅛ in., not visually distracting. The recessed area around the stem presents with some very minor soiling consistent with age. The apple presents with a loose element within the interior which makes a soft chime when moved.


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.

Private Collection, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1985
John Russell, Les Lalannes, Paris, 1975, front cover and p. 58 (for related examples)
Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne: Fragments, exh. cat., Galerie Enrico Navarra, Paris and JGM Galerie, Paris, 2000, p. 67
Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, exh. cat., Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York and Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, 2006, pp. 71 (for a related example) and 109
Daniel Abadie, Lalanne(s), Paris, 2008, pp. 64-67 (for related examples)
Les Lalanne, exh. cat., Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, 2010, p. 234 (for a related examples)
Paul Kasmin, Claude & François-Xavier Lalanne, New York, 2012, n.p. (for related examples)
Les Lalanne: Fifty Years of Work, 1964-2015, exh. cat., Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, 2015, pp. 16 (for a related example) and 43