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Lotus, a Vase by Alberto Giacometti Between Archaism and Modernity

Published on , by Christophe Provot
Auction on 30 November 2023 - 18:00 (CET) - Salle 9 - Hôtel Drouot - 75009

Like all of Giacometti’s design objects, this extremely rare vase with pure lines is the quintessence of his artistry.

Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Lotus Vase, also known as Horned Vase, c. 1933, plaster,...  Lotus, a Vase by Alberto Giacometti Between Archaism and Modernity

Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966), Lotus Vase, also known as Horned Vase, c. 1933, plaster, 42.5 x 39.5 x 16.8 cm/16.73 x 15.55 x 6.61 in. Presented on a c. 1935 living room table by Jean-Michel Frank (1895-1941) sheathed in Hermès leather (€30,000/50,000).
Estimate: €150,000/250,000
© Succession Alberto Giacometti/Adagp, Paris, 2023

Jean Henson and Violet Tylden probably received this extremely rare vase as a gift from interior designer Jean-Michel Frank : Artnet lists only a single similar example, sold in London in 2004. Another, very fragmentary one, was given to the Centre Pompidou in 1987 in lieu of payment of estate taxes. The Alberto Giacometti Database lists…
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Thursday 30 November 2023 - 18:00 (CET) - Live
Salle 9 - Hôtel Drouot - 75009 Paris
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