Description: pottery, porcelain
Dimensions: 9cm., 3 1/2 in. to 16cm., 6 1/4 in. high
Condition Report: It is recommended that the pieces are viewed in the gallery. Each model has a varying degree of old restoration which is discoloured. The restorations are typically located at one or two petals on each model, and the tips of the leaves. Three of the smaller models have restored leaves with over-paint which is starting to crack. As is typical with the material, there are some areas of glaze crazing and associated staining to surface.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Provenance: Formerly in the collection of Victor Cavendish-Bentinck, 9th Duke of Portland (1897-1990);
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