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François-Xavier Lalanne

Oiseau Bleu II

François-Xavier Lalanne

François-Xavier Lalanne

Oiseau Bleu II

Oiseau Bleu II

François-Xavier Lalanne

1927 - 2008


Oiseau Bleu II

2001


blue patinated bronze and steel ball

Monogrammed FxL, numbered EA 2/4, dated 2001 on the underside and with the foundry mark bocquel Fd underneath the tail

19 x 10,5 x 32 cm ; 7 ½ x 4 ⅛ x 12 ⅝ in.


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François-Xavier Lalanne

1927 - 2008


Oiseau Bleu II

2001


bronze à patine bleue et bille d'acier

Monogrammé FxL, numéroté EA 2/4, daté 2001 au revers et avec la marque du fondeur bocquel Fd au revers de la queue

19 x 10,5 x 32 cm ; 7 ½ x 4 ⅛ x 12 ⅝ in.

Please note that this lot has been cleaned and possibly restored under the supervision of Mr. Paulo de Amorim, former assistant of the Atelier Lalanne.

In very good overall condition. The steel ball is oxidized. The blue patina presents with small instances of wear mainly visible on the tail.

A wing presents with a trace of blue paint. Tiny restoration to the patina on the top of the head by a professional. Liquid residue under the tail.


"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."