Property from a New York Collection
signed JOUVE and with the artist's cypher
9¾ in. (24.7 cm) high
Overall in very good condition. When viewed in person, the vase displays a bright white surface and decorative parallel lines painted under the glazed surface, partially visible in the catalogue photography. One side of the vase presents with very minor pinholes consistent with age and the natural evolution of the medium. The rim in excellent condition. The inner glazed surface of the vase presents with areas of minor discoloration. This lot has been examined under UV light and to our knowledge does not show any evidence of prior restoration. A beautiful and elegant form by the French ceramist.
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.
Delorenzo, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner