Lot 203
  • 203

Franz Hofstötter

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
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Description

  • Franz Hofstötter
  • Vase
  • engraved Loetz/Austria
  • iridescent glass

Literature

Helmut Ricke, Lötz:  Böhmisches Glas 1880-1940, Band 1, Munich, 1989, p. 133 (for a related example)
Helmut Ricke, Lötz:  Böhmisches Glas 1880-1940, Band 2, Munich, 1989, p. 91 (for the drawing of the model)

Condition

Overall in very good original condition. When viewed in person, the vase presents with deeply saturated colors to the iridescence and body of the vase, slightly less red than in the catalogue illustration. The glass with a few minor particulate inclusions and small air bubbles which are inherent in the making and not visually distracting. The upper edge of the vase with a small burst air bubble along the rim and the lower portion of the vase with a few small burst air bubbles, partially visible in the catalogue illustration. The surfaces with minor surface soiling consistent with age and gentle handling. A great example of the model.
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.