Property from the Estate of a Private Collector, New York
17 3/8 in. (44.1 cm) high
9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm) diameter of fan
Overall in excellent condition. When viewed firsthand the vase displays a bright yellow and pale orange coloration with lavender, magenta and turquoise iridescence decorating the deeply ruffled fan. The form of the vase is accented by subtle ribbing ascending from the foot up the entire height of the vase and appearing more pronounced on the reverse side of the fan. The ribbing adds a wonderful sense of dimension and elegant visual interest to the work. The glass with scattered minor air bubbles, particulate inclusions and surface irregularities inherent in the making and not visually distracting. The glass surface with some occasional minor and faint surface scratches consistent with age and gentle handling. The interior of the vase with some surface soiling and minor trapped debris in the stem and foot, which is typical for the form. The underside of the foot with a few paper labels applied by a previous owner which could be easily removed. An exuberant example of the flowerform series with strong iridescence and elegant proportions.
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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