Jean Dunand, exh. cat., DeLorenzo Gallery, New York, 1985, p. 107 (for a closely related example) Félix Marcilhac, Jean Dunand: His Life and Works, New York, 1991, p. 305, fig. 998 (for a related example)
Overall very good condition. The lacquered surface with occasional minor discolorations and areas of light surface scratches consistent with age and gentle handling. An area near the neck with a few concentrated horizontal hairline scratches. The lacquer has been recently professionally and sensitively restored to a localized area approximately 1 ½ inches diameter on the shoulder adjacent to the rim where the vase had been previously dented, only visible under blacklight. When viewed under blacklight, another area of the vase measuring approximately 6 x 4 inches adjacent to the recent restoration displays inconsistently with the rest of the lacquered finish, possibly indicating that this area was restored at an earlier time, though not visible under normal lighting conditions. Some minor loss of black lacquer on the bottom rim, visible upon close inspection and not visually disruptive. When viewed in person, the figurations on the lacquer in shimmering tones of amber and orange are truly magnificent. 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.