30,000 - 50,000 USD
porcelain with grey and pale blue glaze and with pink horizontal inlaid lines
with the artist's cypher
4 ⅛ in. (10.6 cm) high
7 in. (17.7 cm) diameter
Overall in very good condition. This magnificent piece combines varying shades of blue and pink to the rim with a lavender grey base, and enhanced with inlaid decorations. The porcelain surface presents with very minor irregularities inherent to the making and to the artist’s handmade technique. This lot has been inspected under UV light and presents with no apparent evidence of restoration. A beautiful and delicate work that includes Lucie Rie’s signature color palette.
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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