Property from the Andrew Shine Collection
FLOWER FORM VASE
11½ in. (29.2 cm) high
Overall in very good condition. When viewed firsthand, this vase presents with extremely delicate and finely articulated pulled feather decoration executed in vibrant orange which descends into a soft green-yellow ground. The glass displays with scattered minor air bubbles, particulate inclusions and minor surface irregularities inherent in the making and not visually detractive. The stem with a very subtle bend just above the foot, only visible upon close inspection. The underside of the foot with two labels and remnants of a third label, and with a discretely applied accession number in red enamel, not visually detractive. A very finely executed and elegant form with great scale.
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.
Lillian Nassau, New York, 1950s
Joseph H. Heil Collection, New York
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, gift of Joseph H. Heil, 1960
Christie's New York, June 12, 2003, lot 95
Private Collection, New York
Lillian Nassau, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Recent Acquisitions: Architecture and Design Collection, December 21, 1960-February 12, 1961