The Collector's Eye: Property from the Collection of Dr. M. Wallace and Mrs. Faega Friedman
1924 - 2002
VESSEL FORM #8
36¾ by 17 by 16 in. 93.3 by 43.2 by 40.6 cm.
Executed in 1981.
This work is in very good and sound condition overall. When viewed in person this monumental vessel presents with a rich and highly textural surface. The partially glazed ceramic body with variegated hues ranging from amber yellow on one side to burgundy red on the other. The ceramic surface is incredibly complex and decorated with deep lines across the surface, ragged holes and rock dust concentrated to one side, which characterize the artist's practice. Irregularities to the stoneware body and glaze application are likely inherent to production. This lot has been inspected under ultraviolet light and presents with no apparent evidence of prior restoration.
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.
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Braunstein Gallery, San Francisco
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1982