A gift from the artist to Monsieur Paul Szigeti, 1960s Thence by descent Sotheby's New York, Impressionist and Modern Art Day Sale Including Important Russian Paintings, 5 November 2008, lot 263 Acquired at the above sale by the present owner
Paul Szigeti was a friend and lawyer of Mikhail Larionov and Natalia Goncharova.
The corners of the board have frayed which has led to some minor paint loss. There are abrasions along all four edges with minor paint losses in places. Pinholes are visible along the edges, in the corners and elsewhere. There is a diagonal surface scratch running across the vase as well as further minor scratches in places. A very minor paint loss is visible to the petals below the centre of the top edge. There are small and scattered areas of paint shrinkage, notably to the black pigment below the centre of the left edge. There is a layer of surface dirt with spots in places. Inspection under UV light does not reveal any obvious signs of restoration. Held in a gold painted wooden frame. Unexamined out of frame. "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."