Lotus, a Vase by Alberto Giacometti Between Archaism and Modernity

La Gazette Drouot
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Like all of Giacometti’s designer 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, 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

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