Property from a Distinguished California Collection
signed and dated Voulkos 76
29 in. (73.6 cm) high
Overall in very good condition. The exterior with some very minor scratches, consistent with age and gentle use.Craters, glaze drips, and natural variations in the glazing texture are inherent to the firing process. Some surface dust to interior, and some wax residue to exterior, consistent with age and use. This lot has been examined under UV light and does not show any evidence of prior restoration. A monumental and formidable work by Voulkos.
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.
Acquired directly from the artist
Thence by decent to the present owner
Rose Slivka, Peter Voulkos: A Dialogue With Clay, exh. cat., New York Graphic and American Crafts Council, New York, 1978, p. 122 (for a similar model)