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Lucie Rie

Bowl

Estimate:

25,000

to
- 35,000 USD

Lucie Rie

Lucie Rie

Bowl

Bowl

Estimate:

25,000

to
- 35,000 USD

Lot sold:

81,900

USD

Lucie Rie

Bowl


circa 1979-1980

porcelain incised with sgraffito design

with the artist's cypher

2 ¾ in. (7 cm) high

6 ⅛ in. (15.6 cm) diameter

Overall in very good condition. Elegant and incredibly delicate, the present piece presents with a superb glazed porcelain surface enhanced with vertical sgraffito designsWhen viewed in person, the glaze displays beautiful variations in color ranging from copper to russet brown. The porcelain surface presents with very minor irregularities inherent to the making and to the artist’s handmade technique. The rim with a fine and stable hairline crack measuring approximately 2 in. long, most visible on the outside. The foot with some very light residue, not visible unless inspected under UV light. 


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. 

Graham Gallery, New York
Christie's New York, December 6, 2014, lot 259
Galerie L'Arc en Seine, Paris
Acquired from the above, 2014
Philippe Garner, The Contemporary Decorative Arts from 1940 to the Present Day, London, 1987, p. 102 (for a related example)