Lot 2147: Tall pair Modern Italian brass obelisks
04 November 2016
Boonton, NJ, USALive Auction
Description: 20th c., marked "Made in Italy" to base, 31"h x 7.75"squ.
Condition Report: Good, oxidation and dings, finish wear
Provenance: The Estate of Gilbert Ireland, NY - Gilbert Ireland served as the display director at Bergdorf Goodman for over 40 years, where his visual artistry led their iconic window designs. Ireland's exceptional aesthetic manifests in his collection of Asian decorative arts, garnered over several decades with partner Robert Galston. For more information, please visit http://www.nytimes.com/1984/11/19/nyregion/extras-at-the-opera-a-silent-but-dedicated-corps.html