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Axel Salto

Vase

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Axel Salto

Axel Salto

Vase

Vase

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 20,000 USD

Lot sold:

40,320

USD

Axel Salto

Vase


1951

executed by Royal Copenhagen, Denmark

stoneware with Solfatara glaze

impressed SALTO, numbered 80668/98X, with blue wave mark and the firm's painted mark

10⅛ in. (25.9 cm) high

7¾ in. (19.6 cm) maximum diameter

Overall in very good condition. The surface of the work presents with minor irregularities to the ceramic body and in glaze application inherent to the making and to the artist’s practice, including minute pinholes which are common for such works and not visually distracting. The underside and rim of the base presents with scattered small losses, the largest measuring approximately 1 inch long, which are not visually distracting when the piece is sitting upright. Some of the losses present with evidence of later sensitive restoration. The underside with 4 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.

Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, October 13, 2006, lot 780