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Georges Charpentier (French, b. 1937) L'Arbre de Vie

Auction:
3010B
Lot:
475
Sold for:
$9,225$7,500

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Auction:
American & European Works of Art - 3010B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 19, 2017 12:00PM

Description:

Georges Charpentier (French, b. 1937)

L'Arbre de Vie
Signed and numbered "G. CHARPENTIER [artist's cipher] 1/8" along the bottom left side.
Polished bronze, height 49 1/4 in. (125.0 cm), on a marble plinth set into a separate wood stand.
Condition: Surface discoloration, areas of oxidation, minor surface scratches, surface dust and grime.

N.B. The lot is accompanied by the sales receipt from Galerie Félix Vercel, Inc., New York, dated October 11, 1980, and by two gallery pamphlets about the artist, one of which illustrates this sculpture.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

On the sales receipt, the weight was given as 200 kgs. (of 441 lbs.)


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.

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