This work is signed and dated by Frederick Hughes on the overlap.
Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf Vrej Baghoomian, Inc., New York Marisa Del Re Gallery, Inc., New York The Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis Hokin Gallery, Inc., Palm Beach Acquired from the above by the present owner
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This work is in very good condition overall. There is wear and handling along the edges including very minor hairline craquelure at the pull margins, two pinpoints to the canvas at the lower right turning edge and some light but visible handling marks and light soiling along the edges. A soft indentation is visible along the upper left edge and the canvas is slightly loose on its stretcher. Under very close inspection there is a minor surface abrasion visible to the left of the green painted spoon. Also under very close inspection there are 3 small areas at the upper left of the box and middle left of the box of stable hairline cracking. Under Ultraviolet light inspection, the aforementioned areas of cracking fluoresce lightly but do not appear to be the result of restoration. Framed. 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.