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January 23, 2015 04:00 PMCalender

Francesco Somaini (Italian, b. 1926) Horizontal III

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2779BLocation: BostonDate / Time: January 23, 2015 4:00PM


Francesco Somaini (Italian, b. 1926)

Horizontal III
Signed "Somaini" and stamped "5956" in the bronze at the bottom edge, dated "1958"
on the sales receipt that accompanies this lot.
Bronze with varied patinas, approximately 9 1/2 x 18 x 8 in. (23.5 x 45.7 x 20.3 cm),on a pivoting metal base.
Condition: Surface imperfections and wear that are part of the aesthetic, surface dust and dirt.

Provenance: A private Massachusetts collection.

N.B. A sales receipt dated March 2, 1966, from the Obelisk Gallery accompanies this lot.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

With a small, plastic, embossed "DYMO" type label reading "SOMAINI" affixed to one of the L-shaped supports.

Small circular scratch measuring 1/2 inch diameter to the metal base. Other very minor scratches to the base. Dust overall. The surfaces of the metal are naturally rough and show varying patinas. No additional condition issues to report.

The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.


Francesco Somaini, metal base, Massachusetts, Obelisk Gallery