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The March 2023 Auctions: Day 2

Fri, Mar 17, 2023 11:00AM EDT
Lot 1044

Miguel Berrocal (Spanish, 1933-2006) Gold Plated Bronze Puzzle Sculpture C. 1969-75, Il Cofanetto, H 8'' L 6'' Depth 5''

Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000

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$0 $5
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$50,000 $5,000
$150,000 $10,000
Impressed signature and number to housing 'Berrocal 355/500', in gold-plated metal of which 350 were to be made in gold-plated zamak (from 151-500). Ultimately only 207 examples were ever executed in this material. This is one of Berrocalís most complex worksóit took the artist six years to complete. The pieces of Il Cofanetto make up a complete service for two with four additional serving utensils, four goblets, four candlesticks, four ashtrays and one centerpiece. Berrocal's sculpture Romeo e Giulietta can be inserted atop this coffin, an homage to the young lovers. With book of explanation. 16 articulated and removeable elements. Provenance: From the Estate of a Private Collector, Bloomfield Hills, MI. Literature: Antologica Berrocal (1955-1984), Gallego, Opus 123, ppg. 17, 220, 240, 247, 449 Scientific American, January 1978, pg. 24


with scattered areas of rubbing and associated loss of gold plate. Please note all lots show signs of wear commensurate with age and use, and the lack of a statement regarding condition does not imply the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from defects or the effects of aging. Unless otherwise stated, all information provided is the opinion of DuMouchelles specialists. Should you have any additional questions regarding the condition of this lot, please email conditions@dumouchelles.com.