1877 - 1942
Signed in red lacquer JEAN DUNAND and numbered 5230
Height: 5½ in.; 14 cm
Diameter: 4¾ in.; 12 cm
Overall in very good condition. This vase is decorated with a strongly geometric motif of concentric overlapping circles articulated in red, grey and dark grey lacquer. 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 some minor oxidation and scattered minor surface scratches and abrasions consistent with age and gentle handling. The body and base with a few occasional minute losses to the lacquered surface, not visually distracting. The shoulder of the vase with one small loss to the lacquer measuring approximately 1/8 wide and not visually distracting. The opposite side of the shoulder with a shallow, horizontal surface scratch measuring approximately 3/4 inch wide and only visible upon close inspection. This piece has been inspected under blacklight and shows no apparent evidence of prior restoration. A dynamic and extremely charming 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.
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.
Collection of the Dunand Family
Armor Enchères, Saint-Brieuc, June 28, 2015, lot 194
Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, 1925
Félix Marcilhac, Jean Dunand: His Life and Works, London, 1991, p. 313, no. 1058 (for the present lot illustrated)