porcelain with manganese and white glaze, inlaid grid designs and concentric rings of sgraffito
with the artist’s cypher
4 ⅝ in. (11.7 cm) high
8 ⅛ in. (20.6 cm) diameter
Overall in very good condition. A magnificent fusion of porcelain, white and manganese glaze and sgraffito designs, the present lot displays wonderful luster when viewed in person. The porcelain surface presents with very minor irregularities inherent to the making and to the artist’s handmade technique. One edge of the rim presents with an extremely minute nick, which appears to have been intentionally disguised by a small luster glaze spot. The underside of the bowl presents with some minor residue of old paper labels which is not visually distracting. An exceptional work with stunning decorations and sumptuous glaze application.
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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