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La patine est brune et non pas dorée. Les parties jaunes correspondent au bronze après usure de la patine
The patina is brown and not gilt. The yellow areas correspond to the bronze after the patina is worn
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'GRANDE FEUILLE', A PATINATED BRONZE STANDARD LAMP BY ALBERTO GIACOMETTI, THE DESIGNED CIRCA 1934-1935, THIS ONE CAST BEFORE 1950
This piece is sold with a letter from the Comité Gicometti explaining: "...the design of this standard lamp referenced by the Comitee has slightly different proportions so, we don't give a certificate. If new elements regarding the circumstances of the commission would be found, the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti would include this piece in the catalogue raisonné and we will give a free certificate."
We know that this standard lamp was already the Property of Mrs Bessac in 1950 when she got married for the second time. Born in 1909 in Moutier (Switzerland) she set up in France. After her second wedding, she became with her husband owner of an hotel located boulevard Pereire, Paris XVIIe. In 1974 they move back in Switzerland where Mrs Bessac died in decemeber 1981.