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James Tower

Tall Vase

James Tower

James Tower

Tall Vase

Tall Vase

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James Tower

1918 - 1988

Vertical Form


signed James Tower and dated 57. (to the underside)

earthenware with a brown, black and cream tin-glaze

height: 33.5cm.; 13¼in.

width: 20cm.; 8in.

Executed in 1957.


We are grateful to the Estate of the Artist for their kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work.

The vase appears structurally sound and in very good overall condition. Some minor scratches to the glazed surface only visible on close inspection. An area of light scuffing to the glazed surface in the front centre left. A few possible minor pin-point specks of loss to the glaze the black area in the centre of the vase. Some specks of surface dirt and matter.


UV light inspection reveals no evidence of any restoration.


Please email tamsin.goldingyee@sothebys.com if you have any questions regarding the present work.


Please note that Condition 12 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


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's father whilst studying at Corsham Court in the late 1950s

Timothy Wilcox, The Ceramic Art of James Tower, Lund Humphries, London, 2012, fig.36, illustrated p.50