DAME LUCIE RIE
VASE WITH FLUTED BODY AND FLARING LIP
impressed with Artist's seal
stoneware with an all-over glossy white/grey glaze
height: 21cm.; 8½in.
Executed circa the early 1980s.
It is obvious that the flaring rim of the vase has split during the firing process, and the artist has infilled the splits occurring on both sides and re-fired the piece. This work has been carried out by the artist, in the process of manufacture and is visible upon close inspection to the piece, most noticeably to the underside of the flaring rim.
Elsewhere there are some minor instances of glaze imperfection visible upon very close inspection, but this excepting the work appears in good overall condition.
Ultraviolet light reveals the aforementioned areas of artist's restoration.
Please contact 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.
Sale, Bonhams London, 24th November 1998, lot 151
Acquired by the present owner circa 2006-7