Property from a Private British Collection
DAME LUCIE RIE
impressed with Artist's seal
porcelain with inlaid decoration and a manganese sgraffito interior
height: 10cm.; 4in.
diameter: 21cm.; 8¼in.
Executed circa 1955.
Structurally sound with no obvious signs of damage or restoration. There are some minor traces of light surface dirt, including to the uglazed porcelain exterior. This excepting the works appears in excellent overall condition.
Inspected under ultraviolet light.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.
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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.
Galerie Besson, London, where acquired by the family of the present owner, 4th March 1992
London, Galerie Besson, Lucie Rie, 90th Birthday Exhibition, Part I, March - April 1992, cat. no.49.