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Jean Besnard

Vase

Jean Besnard

Jean Besnard

Vase

Vase

Jean Besnard

Vase


circa 1940

glazed earthenware

incised Jean/Besnard

8 ¾ in. (22.2 cm) high

5 ¼ in. (13.3 cm) diameter

Overall in very good condition. The glaze presents with surface irregularities inherent to production and light craquelure consistent with age and the natural evolution of the medium. The upper band of the vase presents with light surface scratches and minute abrasions as well as one very small spot of red paint that is not visually distracting. The interior of the rim presents with evidence of later inpainting throughout, which has started to slightly discolor. The bottom rim presents with two minute chips to the ceramic surface measuring approximately ⅛ in. each, not visually distracting and consistent with gentle use. The interior of the vase presents with scattered minute open air bubbles and particulate inclusions inherent to production and very light surface soiling concentrated to the bottom consistent with gentle use. The underside with four protective felt pads.


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. 

Galerie Michel Giraud, Paris
Acquired from the above, 2010