Jun 5, 2024 10:00 EST


Lot 607


Alessandro Pianon

Italian, 1931-1984
Pulcino (Bird)
Glass and copper
8 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches (21 x 14 x 10.8 cm)

Sold for $7,680
Estimated at $3,000 - $5,000

Includes Buyer's Premium


Italian, 1931-1984
Pulcino (Bird)
Glass and copper
8 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches (21 x 14 x 10.8 cm)

In overall good condition with no visible chips and scratches. Scattered trapped air bubbles as made; interior with some cloudiness and minor soiling.

Any condition statement is given as a courtesy to a client, is an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact and our Organization shall have no responsibility for any error or omission. Please contact the specialist department to request further information or additional images that may be available.

Auction: Doyle+Design, Jun 5, 2024

  • Iconic Works by George Nakashima and Harry Bertoia Top the Doyle+Design Auction on June 5, 2024

  • A Celebration of Modern & Contemporary Furniture, Art & Design

  • Consignments Are Currently Being Accepted for Future Auctions

NEW YORK, NY -- Doyle's June 5, 2024 auction in the popular Doyle+Design sale category saw competitive bidding drive strong prices for Modern and Contemporary furniture, art and design by prominent designers, artists and makers of the 20th and 21st centuries.

George Nakashima
Highlighting the furniture offerings were two iconic walnut and pandanus cloth cabinets by George Nakashima, both ordered directly from Nakashima Studios in 1956 by the family of the consignor. A three-door example achieved $44,800, far surpassing its $25,000-35,000 estimate, and a two-door version estimated at $20,000-30,000 realized $32,000. Nakashima's hand-crafted furniture reflects a fusion of Japanese and early American traditions -- timeless pieces characterized by simplicity and clean lines that celebrate the beauty of the wood.

Harry Bertoia
Art offerings featured a bronze and brass sculpture by Harry Bertoia estimated at $20,000-30,000 that sold for $35,200. The bush-form sculpture measuring 11 inches in diameter was acquired from Knoll in 1969. A graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bertoia found success as a furniture designer, allowing him to pursue his career as an artist. His skills in welding come to life in his bush form sculptures, where buds stretch outwards to create a harmony of space and form. 

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Consignments are currently being accepted for future auctions. We invite you to contact us for a complimentary auction appraisal. Our Specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single item or an entire collection.
For information, please contact:
Furniture, Silver & Design: Todd Sell, 212-427-4141, ext 269 or Design@Doyle.com
Paintings, Drawings & Sculpture: Milan Tessler, 212-427-4141, ext 266 or Paintings@Doyle.com 
Prints & Multiples: Cynthia Klein, 212-427-4141, ext 246 or Prints@Doyle.com

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