An Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966) “Tete de Femme”, patinated bronze table lamp, designed 1933-5. Inscribed “Alberto Giacometti” on base.
Purchased on 4/20/1979 by Burt Chernow, Connecticut Fine Arts from Sigma Art Fund (Martin Gordon Gallery) NYC. – A copy of the invoice from the Sigma Art Fund will be provided to the winning bidder
By decent to Ann Chernow
Purchased by owner from Ann Chernow in September 2006.
The model of the head table lamp was first created in plaster around 1933-1934 and later cast in a bronze edition. The lamp comprises, at its tip, an androgynous head with stylised shoulders, and a ruff motif at the base. In the same period, Alberto Giacometti also used this motif of an androgynous figure with stylised shoulders on a floor lamp. This lamp is in keeping with the production of decorative arts objects and particularly with table lamps, that Alberto Giacometti created for the interior designer Jean-Michel Frank in the Thirties. (Giacometti Foundation)
This item can be transferred to our Cincinnati Showroom for a 15 dollar fee.
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