What is guaranteed?
glazed earthenware, paper shade
impressed JOUVE and with the artist's cipher
31 1/4 in. (79.4 cm) high including shade
19 in. (48.3 cm) diameter of shade
Overall in very good condition. The ceramic glaze presents with extremely minor irregularities inherent to the making and to the artist’s handmade technique. The base with one minute abrasion to the ceramic surface measuring approximately ⅛ in., possibly inherent and not visible unless closely inspected. The underside with four protective felt pads. This lot has been inspected under UV light and presents with no apparent evidence of prior restoration. This lamp is wired to American standards. 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.