Property from the Estate of a Private Collector, New York
"ALGUES ET POISSONS" VASE
signed in gold Daum/Nancy with the Croix de Lorraine
6½ in. (16.5 cm) high
Overall in very good condition. This vase displays complex decoration and coloration combining dark mauve and gilt cameo glass surface with painted decoration depicting an aquatic scene. The glass surfaces present with scattered minute air bubbles and very minor surface irregularities inherent in the making and not visually distracting. The rim presents with very minor wear consistent with age and gentle handling. The clear glass surface with scattered light surface scratches concentrated to the base of the vase, consistent with gentle handling, causing very faint paint loss to the seaweed details around the base.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the condition report is a statement of opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's. For that reason, Sotheby's condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot.
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 INCLUDED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Helmut Ricke and Eva Schmitt, Glas des Art Nouveau: Die Sammlung Gerda Koepff, Munich, 1998, pp. 192 (for a drawing of the model) and 193