Property from the Private Collection of Lloyd and Barbara Macklowe
FIVE-PIECE TEA SERVICE
comprising a hot water pot, teapot, creamer, sugar bowl and tray
each piece impressed P.Follot, coffee pot and teapot stamped with production mark
tea pot: 8 x 12 x 4¾ in. (20.3 x 30.4 x 12 cm)
tray: 16 x 24 in. (40.2 x 60.9 cm)
Overall in very good condition. The silver plated surfaces present with scattered areas of surface scratches, mostly concentrated to the tray and handles, surface accretions, minor traces of pitting, and some very minor oxidation spotting, consistent with age and gentle use. The handles present with some rubbing, revealing brass metal underneath, consistent with age and use. A tea set of this design was exhibited at the 1904 Salon des Artistes Décorateurs.
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.
Jean-Claude Brugnot, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner, circa 1977
Yvonne Brunhammer et al., Art Nouveau Belgium/France, exh. cat., Houston, Texas, 1976, p. 206
Yvonne Brunhammer and Suzanne Tise, French Decorative Art, the Société des Artistes Décorateurs 1900-1942, Paris, 1990, pp. 16-17
Victor Arwas, Art Nouveau: The French Aesthetic, London, 2002, p. 393 (for the present lot illustrated)
A tea set of this design was exhibited at the 1904 Salon des Artistes Décorateurs.