1877 - 1942
Signed in red lacquer JEAN DUNAND and numbered 5466
Height: 5¾ in.; 14.6 cm
Diameter: 3⅜ in.; 8.6 cm
Overall in very good condition. When viewed firsthand, the vase displays a superb contrast between the red and black lacquer adorning the body. The lacquer presents with some minor and expected signs of gentle handling and age consistent with the natural evolution of the medium. The metallic rim presents with one small and shallow dent, some extremely minor surface scratches, abrasions and minor discolorations consistent with age and gentle handling. The body of the vase with two shallow dimples, one on the shoulder measuring approximately 3/4 inch in diameter, the second to the left adjacent and slightly lower on the body measuring approximately 2 inches high. Both dimples are minor and only visible upon close inspection and not visually distracting. This piece has been inspected under blacklight and shows no apparent evidence of prior restoration. A vibrant and sophisticated work with charming scale and dynamic decoration.
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.
Sotheby's Paris, November 22, 2016, lot 238
Jean Dunand, exh. cat., Delorenzo Gallery, New York, 1985, p. 93 (for a related example)
Félix Marcilhac, Jean Dunand: His Life and Works, London, 1991, p. 308, no. 1019 (for a related example)
Jean Dunand, Jean Goulden, exh. cat., Kelly Gallery, New York, 2013, p. 30 (for two related examples)