Overall in very good condition. The lacquered surfaces are in age-appropriate condition throughout and present with light scratches, small areas of very faint discoloration and light oxidation concentrated to the feet and shade. The shade with small white paint marks concentrated to one side. The upper edge of the shade with a small dimple to the metal surface, not visually distracting. The interior of the shade with an old auction house paper tag measuring approximately 1 ½ x 2 inches. The brass with some gentle oxidation consistent with age. Sotheby's does not guarantee electrical components and recommends having all wiring inspected by a licensed electrician.
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.
Madeleine Fuchs, “Les chemins d’un créateur des formes d’aujourd’hui,” Le Décor d’Aujourd’hui, May 1954, p. 160 Serge Mouille: Luminaires 1953-1962, exh. cat., Galerie 1950, Paris, 1983, p. 20 (for a drawing of the model) Charlotte and Peter Fiell, eds., 1000 Lights: 1879 to 1959, Cologne, 2005, p. 502 Pierre Émile Pralus, Serge Mouille: A French Classic, Paris, 2006, pp. 156-157