Property from a Private London Collection
signed and dated 83
burnished and carbonised terracotta
height: 29cm.; 11¼in.
Structurally sound with no obvious signs of damage or restoration. There is a small area of very light abrasion to the underside of the belly, visible upon very close inspection, and one or two further light scuffs and rubs visible elsewhere to the surface. There are some light traces of surface dirt and matter only visible upon very close inspection, but this excepting the work appears in excellent overall condition.
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.
The Craftsmen Potters Shop, at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, where acquired by the present owners, 14th October 1983
London, Victoria & Albert Museum, Craftsmen Potters Association 25th Anniversary Exhibition, 1983, cat. no.129.
Sold together with a copy of the original purchase receipt.
We are grateful to the Artist for her kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.