Alberto Giacometti and Jean-Michel Frank - Design Evening New York Thursday, December 13, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Jorge Born, Buenos Aires, circa 1939
    Private collection
    Christie's, New York, "Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design Including Magnificent Tiffany," December 14, 2012, lot 56
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Literature

    Pierre-Emmanuel Martin-Vivier, Jean-Michel Frank: The Strange and Subtle Luxury of the Parisian Haute-Monde in the Art Deco Period, New York, 2012, p. 343 for a similar example
    Emmanuel Guigon, ed., Bijoux d'Artistes: une collection, Milan, 2012, p. 92 for the bird

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is registered by the Fondation Alberto and Annette Giacometti in the online Alberto Giacometti Database (AGD) under the number 2203.

Property of a Private European Collector


"Bird," mounted on box

circa 1939
Ebonized wood, gilt-bronze.
3 1/4 x 7 1/8 x 4 3/8 in. (8.3 x 18.1 x 11 cm)
Together with certificates of authenticity from the Comité Giacometti and the Comité Jean-Michel Frank.

$25,000 - 35,000 

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Design Evening

New York Auction 13 December 2018