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Hella Jongerius

Unique B-Service

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Hella Jongerius

Hella Jongerius

Unique B-Service

Unique B-Service

Estimate:

6,000

to
- 8,000 USD

Lot sold:

6,048

USD

Hella Jongerius

Unique B-Service


2002

comprising 19 pieces, including two large pots, two pitchers, one vase, three bowls, three cups, two small cups, three large plates and three small plates

produced for JongeriusLab by Royal Tichelaar Makkum, The Netherlands

glazed porcelain, gilt bronze, cotton threads, plastic fasteners

each signed in black paint Hella, dated 2002, numbered 1 or 2 and with the producer’s marks; most impressed 405w#451-HJ*

Overall in very good condition. Comprising a variety of forms and objects, Hella Jongerius’ “B-Service” is a masterful and conceptual collection of some of the artist’s most recognizable techniques and motifs. The porcelain presents with some very minor irregularities to the surface inherent to production and the artist’s vision. Some of the porcelain bowls, cups and plates include woven fabric threads, the ends of which are occasionally slightly loose. Please note that, due to the weight disparity between the bronze and the porcelain surfaces, the two pitchers cannot stand upright. One of the two pitchers’ handles is missing a plastic fastener, resulting in some looseness. The gilt bronze surfaces with some very minor irregularities to the casting and gilding inherent to production. 




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.

Moss, New York, 2002
Louise Schouwenberg, Hella Jongerius: Misfit, London, 2010, pp. 10, 214 and 298-299 (for related examples from the B-Set series)