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Pierre Patout, Henri-Ernest Brecy and Émile Roucheret

Pair of Tobacco Jars

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

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Pierre Patout, Henri-Ernest Brecy and Émile Roucheret

Pierre Patout, Henri-Ernest Brecy and Émile Roucheret

Pair of Tobacco Jars

Pair of Tobacco Jars

Estimate:

40,000

to
- 60,000 USD

Pierre Patout, Henri-Ernest Brecy and Émile Roucheret

Pair of Tobacco Jars


1925

executed by the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres, France

glazed stoneware

monogrammed E.R., impressed S1925G/MADE IN FRANCE/Brecy and dated 1925

10 in. (25.4 cm) high each

5 1/2 in. (13.9 cm) diameter each

Overall in very good condition. This pair of glazed ceramic jars are in extremely well-preserved original condition overall, with extremely minor surface irregularities inherent to production. The glazing application is occasionally and very slightly irregular, particularly on the base, interior, and lid of each jar. The glaze presents with very minor firing hairlines on the interior of each jar, which are stable and likely inherent to production. This lot has been inspected under blacklight and shows no apparent evidence of prior restoration. As noted in the catalogue essay, this lot is offered together with a handwritten note from Mr. and Mrs. John Davison Rockefeller, junior. The jars present beautifully in person with an elegant glaze and strong sculptural presence. 


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.

Mr. & Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., New York
Christie's New York, March 31, 1998, lot 47
"L'Exposition des Arts Décoratifs, L'Architecture: Section Française," Art et Décoration, January-June 1925, p. 214 (for an exterior view of the Pavilion of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres)
Yvonne Brunhammer, 1925, Paris, 1976, p. 71 (for an exterior view of the Pavilion of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres)
Victor Arwas, Art Deco, New York, 1980, p. 26 (for an exterior view of the Pavilion of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres)
Yvonne Brunhammer, Arts Décoratifs des Années 20, Paris, 1991, p. 64 (for an exterior view of the Pavilion of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres)
Emmanuel Bréon, ed., 1925: Quand l'Art Déco séduit le monde, Paris, 2013, pp. 124 (for a related example) and 125 (for an exterior view of the Pavilion of the Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres)
Art Deco Ceramics, exh. cat., Kelly Gallery, New York, 2014, p. 16 (for the present lot illustrated)
Sarah D. Coffin and Stephen Harrison, The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s, exh. cat., Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York and The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 2017, p. 54 (for the present lot illustrated)
Art Deco Ceramics, Kelly Gallery, New York, June 11-August 13, 2014
The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s
, traveling exhibition, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York, April 7-August 20, 2017; The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio, September 23, 2017-January 14, 2018