impressed with artist’s cypher LR
3⅜ in. (8.3 cm) high
8¾ in. (22.2 cm) diameter
Overall in very good condition. Delicate in form and style, this piece presents a very nice example with soft inlaid blue lines. The glazed surfaces with some occasional scattered minor surface irregularities throughout inherent to production. This lot has been examined under UV light and does not show any evidence of prior restoration. A very similar model is held in the collection of The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
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.
John Houston, ed., Lucie Rie: A Survey of Her Life and Work, London, 1981, p. 88, fig. 205 (for a related example)
Tony Birks, Lucie Rie, Yeovil, 1994, front cover and p. 151 (for a related example)
Lucie Rie: A Retrospective, exh. cat., The National Art Center, Tokyo, 2010, p. 221, fig. 167 (for a related example)
Emanuel Cooper, Lucie Rie: Modernist Potter, New Haven, 2012, p. 244, fig. 94 (for a related example)