Property from the Talmor Collection
ATTRIBUTED TO GUSTAVE SERRURIER-BOVY
produced by the Coen Kurz Company, Tiel, The Netherlands
impressed C KURZ & Co/TIEL/833
17⅞ in. (45.4 cm) high
Overall in very good condition. The metallic surfaces present with light scratches and scuffing throughout, concentrated to the upper portion of the arms and lower sides of the base, and consistent with age and use. The recessed areas with some minor soiling consistent with age. The base with a small dent measuring 1/2 inch long and not visually distracting. The lower portion and underside of the base presents with minor traces of oxidation and discoloration consistent with age and gentle use. A large and superb example of continental metalwork attributed to Gustave Serrurier-Bovy.
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.
Francoise Bigot du Mesnil du Buisson and Etienne du Mesnil du Buisson, Serrurier-Bovy: A Visionary Designer 1858-1910, Dijon, 2008, pp. 212-213 (for related examples of vases in copper and brass from the designer)