GREENISH BLACK & WHITE BOWL
signed and dated 79
earthenware with a black and white tin glaze
height: 10cm.; 4in.
diameter: 36.5cm.; 14¼in.
Structurally sound with no obvious signs of damage or restoration. There is a light crackle to the earthenware glaze, only visible upon very close inspection, and some light traces of surface dirt and matter. This excepting the work appears in excellent overall condition.
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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.
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Gimpel Fils, London, where acquired by the previous owner
Acquired by the present owners in the mid-1990s
Private Collection, London
Timothy Wilcox, The Ceramic Art of James Tower, Lund Humphries, Farnham, 2012, cat. no.38, illustrated p.140.
We are grateful to the Artist's Estate for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.