Property from the Private Collection of Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe
executed by Keller et Guérin, Lunéville, France
7¼ in. (18.4 cm) high
Overall in very good condition. The glazed surfaces present with some very minor surface scratches and some crazing to glaze, consistent with age and gentle handling. The glazed surface also presents with some surface irregularities including drips and air bubbles which are inherent to the production process. A uniquely organic shape with rich glaze work. This lot has been viewed under blacklight and presents with no evidence evidence of prior restoration.
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.
Millon et Associes Auction House, Paris, November 30, 2005
Acquired from the above by the present owner
Alastair Duncan, The Paris Salons, 1895-1914, Vol. IV: Ceramics and Glass, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 1995, p. 260