Maurice Pillard Verneuil, "L'Email et les Emailleurs", Art et Décoration, January-June 1904, p. 39 Maurice Rheims, L'Objet 1900, Paris, 1964, p. 34, pl. 18 Annelies Krekel-Aalberse, Argenterie Art Nouveau et Art Déco, Paris, 1990, p. 77
Good overall condition.
A few cracks and minor lacks of enamel; not visually distractive, around the rim.
Remnants of an old sticker on one inkwell and an old label on the other one.
The top of one inkwell does not perfectly fit on the inkwell.
Several restored areas. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."