Beatrice Wood, Double-Handled Double-Bodied Vase
Double-Handled Double-Bodied Vase
glazed and lustered earthenware
signed BEATO and numbered B98
12 1/4 in. (31.1 cm) high
Overall in very good condition. When viewed in person, the vase displays a wonderfully lustrous surface with tones of chartreuse green, gold, silver and a cobalt blue interior. The glazed surface presents with irregularities inherent to the making and characteristic of the artist’s handmade technique. The upper rim presented with a semicircular loss measuring approximately 1 ½ inches wide which has been sensitively repaired by a professional restorer, only visible upon close inspection. The lower rim of the base with extremely minor abrasions consistent with gentle handling.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner
Lucie Young, "At 104, Still Flirting with Convention," The New York Times, March 6, 1997, p. C4 (for the present lot illustrated)
Francis M. Naumann, ed., Beatrice Wood: A Centennial Tribute, exh. cat., American Craft Museum, New York, 1997, n.p. (for the present lot illustrated)
Beatrice Wood: A Centennial Tribute, American Craft Museum, New York, March 3, 1997-June 8, 1997, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, September 13, 1997-January 4, 1998