PETER SHIRE (b. 1947)
Large Scorpion teapot, Los Angeles, CA, 1982; Hand-built glazed earthenware, enameled metal; Signed and dated; 15 1/2" x 25" x 12"; Provenance: Sotheby's, March 1996
Sale Price: $1,250
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000
Lid: professional restoration to green disk, one fleck to orange disk. Bruise to white element. Base: a few flecks and one small touched-up chip to high points on tail. A few small flecks, chips, and bruises around base, largest at base of tail approx. 1" x 1/4"