Edmund de Waal
comprising four vitrines each with six tall vessels and one low vessel with gilt porcelain shards
glazed and parcel-gilt porcelain, aluminum, Plexiglas, Corian
vitrines: 43 ¼ x 11 x 9 in. (109.8 x 27.9 x 22.8 cm) each
Overall in excellent condition. When viewed in person, the glazed porcelain vessels present with a variety of nuanced shades of cream, white, pale blue and celadon. Each porcelain vessel presents with occasional surface irregularities, small indentations and variations to the glaze inherent to the making and characteristic of the artist’s practice. The porcelain shards present with uneven edges intentional to the design and some very minor irregularity to the application of gilding inherent to production. The four vitrines are in excellent condition, each composed of a white corian base, aluminum frame and plexiglas sheets. The bases present with some extremely faint scuff marks and light soiling, only visible upon close inspection and particularly concentrated to where the porcelain vessels are installed. The plexiglas sheets present with extremely minor surface scratches only visible upon close inspection. The bases and undersides of the porcelain vessels are each applied with small transparent labels corresponding with proper placement. Assembly instructions will be provided to the buyer.
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.