23 June 2004
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE EUROPEAN COLLECTOR
Diego Giacometti (1902-1985)
Table feuille aux oiseaux et tortues
stamped with the monogram 'DG' (on the underside of each turtle)
bronze with dark green patina and glass top
18½ x 22 7/8 x 22 7/8 in. (47 x 58 x 58 cm.)
Conceived circa 1980
Acquired from the artist by the present owner in 1981.
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F. Francisci, Diego Giacometti, Catalogue de l'oeuvre, vol. I, Paris, 1986 (another version illustrated p. 91).
D. Marchesseau, Diego Giacometti, Paris, 1986 (another version illustrated p. 147).
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