"OREILLES GRAVÉES" CARAFE, MARCILHAC NO. 3151
model introduced 1911
clear and frosted glass, grey patiné
12⅞ in. (32.5 cm) high
Very good condition overall. The carafe with light scratches and scuffing throughout the surface consistent with age and gentle handling. The glass presents with two areas of minor abrasions near the base and neck each measuring approximately 1/2 in. wide and not visually distracting. A superb example of a well-documented model by René Lalique.
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.
Gustave Kahn, "Lalique Verrier," Art et Décoration, May 1912, p. 151
Félix Marcilhac, René Lalique 1860-1945: Maitre-Verrier, Analyse de l'Oeuvre et Catalogue Raisonné, Paris, 2004, pp. 48 (for two examples of the model first exhibited at the Turin Exhibition, 1911) and 737, no. 3151 (for the catalogue raisonné entry)