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Les Autruches bar, 1967-1970
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About the item

biscuit, nickel silver, steel, iron, with a removable ice bucket eggThe top monogrammed FxL, branded FRANCO LALANNE and dated 70, each ostrich dated 1967 and with the Manufacture de Sèvres marks on the underside
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creator

Lalanne, François-Xavier

condition

EN : Good overall condition. The metal presents with scratches of use throughout the surface and a few small dents more or less minor, especially along the edges of the top. Very light oxidation throughout with some more significant traces of oxidation (especially on the feet of the ostriches and in the recessed areas). The biscuit has been gently cleaned under the supervision of Sotheby's. It stills presents with very minor soiling. Half of the proper right wing of the proper left ostrich presents with a light shade, most likely resulting from the handling. Very minute flaws in the biscuit, inherent to the manufacturing process (very minute cracks, very minute black dots). On the inside of the proper left ostrich wings, two surface firing cracks, resulting from the manufacturing process, that have been stabilized since the beginning with small rectangular metal pieces (1 on the proper left wing, 3 on the proper right wing). On the proper left ostrich, right under the metal collar, a flaw in the biscuit that has been originally repaired. The wings of each ostrich close in a slightly different way : There is a small height difference between the wings of the proper left ostrich and a small gap between the wings of the proper right ostrich. //// FR : Bon état général. Le métal présente des rayures d'usage sur l'ensemble de la surface et quelques petits enfoncements plus ou moins mineurs, plus particulièrement sur les arêtes du plateau. Très légère oxydation sur l'ensemble avec quelques traces d'oxydation plus marquées (notamment sur les pieds des autruches et dans les recoins). Le biscuit a été délicatement nettoyé sous la supervision de Sotheby's. Il présente encore de très légère traces de salissure. La moitié de l'aile droite de l'autruche de gauche présente une légère nuance de couleur, probablement liée à la manipulation de la pièce. Le biscuit présente d'infimes défauts résultant du processus de création (infimes craquelures, infimes petits points noirs). A l'intérieur des ailes de l'autruche de gauche, deux fêlures de cuisson en surface qui ont été stabilisées dès l'origine par de petits renforts métalliques rectangulaires (1 renfort métallique sur l'aile de gauche et 4 sur l'aile gauche). Sur l'autruche de gauche, au niveau du col métallique, un défaut dans le biscuit qui a été réparé dès l'origine. Les ailes de chacune des autruches se referment de manière légèrement différente. Il y a un léger décalage en hauteur entre les ailes sur l'autruche de gauche et un léger jour entre les ailes de l' autruche de droite. "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."

dimensions

143 x 194 x 39 cm ; 56 1/4 x 76 3/8 x 15 3/8 in.

literature

Eveline Schlumberger, "Sèvres 1968", Connaissance des Arts, February 1968, p. 78 Les Lalannes, exhibition catalogue, Galerie Iolas, 1970, n.p. Les Lalanne, exhibition catalogue, Centre National d'Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, June 15 - July 13, 1975,  p. 39 Sèvres : de 1850 à nos jours, exhibition catalogue, Le Louvre des Antiquaires, Paris, February 4 - April 10, 1983, p. 54 Robert Rosenblum, Les Lalannes, Genève, 1991, pp. 47 and 103 Jean-Paul Midant, Sèvres, la manufacture au XXème siècle, Paris, 1992, p. 236 Daniel Marchesseau, Les Lalanne, Paris, 1998, pp. 88-89 Daniel Abadie, Lalanne(s), Paris, 2008, pp. 94-95 Pierre Passebon, Jacques Grange, Paris, 2008, illustrated on the cover and p. 13 Les Lalanne, exhibition catalogue, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, March 17 - July 4, 2010, pp. 102 and 107 Les Lalanne, exhibition catalogue, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, March 26 - May 2, 2015, p. 30

provenance

Artcurial, Paris, June 28, 2005, lot 361 B Collection Jacques Grange, Paris


*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.

*Note: The price is not recalculated to the current value. It refers to the actual final price at the time the item was sold.


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