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    Sale 2009

    Important 20th Century Decorative Art & Design

    13 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 215

    CLAUDE LALANNE (b. 1924)

    'SURMULOT' A PATINATED BRONZE FIGURE OF A MOUSE, 1987

    Price Realised  

    CLAUDE LALANNE (b. 1924)
    'Surmulot' A Patinated Bronze Figure of a Mouse, 1987
    number 2 from an edition of 8 plus 4 artist's proofs
    5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high, 8 3/8 in. (21.2 cm.) wide
    marked CL LALANNE 2/8


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    cf. D. Marchesseau, The Lalannes, Paris, 1998, p. 80.

    Claude and François-Xavier Lalanne in front of their home, 1975

    Special Notice

    No sales tax is due on the purchase price of this lot if it is picked up or delivered in the State of New York.


    Provenance

    Pierre and Maria Gaetana Matisse, New York (acquired from the artist). Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    Lots 215-220 may be exempt from sales taxes as set forth in the sales tax notice at the back of the catalogue

    Property from a Private Foundation