29 June 2000
Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)
Guéridon-arbre, version à l'oiseau prenant son envol
stamped with the signature 'DIEGO' and the artist's monogram 'DG' (on the right leg)
Bnze with brown green patina and glass top
26¼in. (67cm.) high
27¼in. (69.2cm.) wide
143/8in. (36.5cm.) deep
Acquired directly from the artist circa 1976-77 by Hubert de Givenchy, Paris.
Given by the above to the present owner in 1977.
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D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris 1986, p. 153 (another cast illustrated).
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