5 May 2010,
Price realised USD 3,250
USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)
Paire de poignée de portes à barre droite
stamped with signature 'DIEGO' (underneath one of the handles)
bronze with gold patina
Length of each: 4½ in. (11.4 cm.)
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One pair of door handles in one lot (2).
Acquired from the artist by the present owner, 1980.
Property from the Collection of a Private European
D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986, p. 167 (other casts illustrated).
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