Important Design

Important Design

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Property from a Private American Collection

Alberto Giacometti

An Important and Rare "Facettes" Vase

Auction Closed

June 6, 04:43 PM GMT


200,000 - 300,000 USD

Lot Details


Alberto Giacometti

An Important and Rare "Facettes" Vase

circa 1934


15 in. (37.9 cm) high

9 in. (22.9 cm) maximum diameter

Please note that the Giacometti Committee will be issuing a revised authentication certificate for the present lot following our auction with a picture of the vase in its original state, as examined by the Giacometti Committee with the following wording: “The Giacometti Committee has become aware that, subsequent to its examination of the object, the vase has undergone sanding”. For further clarification, as noted in Sotheby’s condition report, the vase has been recently restored by a professional object conservator, and its coloration is now consistent with the family's recollection of the vase from the late 1940s.

Private Collection, New York, circa 1941-1942

Thence by descent to the present owner

This lot is offered together with a certificate of authenticity from the Comité Giacometti and is recorded in the Alberto Giacometti database.