Lot 3
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Theodor Schmuz-Baudiss

Estimate
5,000 - 7,000 USD
bidding is closed

Description

  • Theodor Schmuz-Baudiss
  • Covered Vase
  • with firm's printed marks
  • glazed and gilt porcelain

Literature

Erich K├Âllmann and Margarete Jarchow, Berliner Porzellan, Munich, 1987, pp. 478-479 (for a service in this pattern with two centerpieces closely related to the present lot)
Wilhelm Siemen, Theodor Hermann Schmuz-Baudiss, 1859-1942, Hohenberg, 1989, p. 87 (for a closely related covered vase with figural lid)

Condition

Generally very good condition. Some light rubbing to the gilding as expected. There is a tight dome-shaped hairline crack that extends upward from the bottom rim of the figural cover (extending approximately 2 inches high and half the diameter of the cover). This piece was likely out and subsequently restored. There is a four inch crack to the vase that starts at the rim and runs down through the gilt decoration, with associated restoration to the gilding. There is also an associated repaired chip to the interior rim of the vase
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.