Description: of waisted form, decorated with portraits, including couples, and youths, between columns of polychrome floral motifs, with a light blue enamel ground and tooled gold decoration, the base with a band of lobes each containing an animal, including a lion, rabbit, duck, partridge, and deer among others, interior with turquoise enamel ground
Dimensions: 5.3cm. height
8cm. max. diam.
Condition Report: In overall good condition, very fine enamelling, four drill holes near base for attaching, minor dents to rim, some losses with associated retouching, including overpainting particularly around rim with light associated discoloration, interior with turquoise enamel with minor chips and associated restoration and overpainting as visible by slightly different coloration, as viewed.
"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."
Saleroom Notice: The estimate for this lot should read £4,000-6,000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
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