Description: comprising of: a large rose quartz figure of a maiden; a rose quartz figure of a boy riding on an elephant; a lavender chalcedony agate figure of a maiden, wood stand; an agate 'chilong and lingzhi' washer, wood stand; together with a mottle-glazed stoneware waterpot, wood stand
Dimensions: The largest: 33cm, 13in.
Condition Report: The trunk of the rose quartz elephant has been broken and restuck. The chalcedony agate maiden has been broken and restuck (around the waist and the floral branch). The rose quartz maiden and agate washer are in general good order apart from minor nicks and chips to the extremities. The stoneware waterpot has minor surface scratchings. There is an indecipherable handwritten mark to the bottom.
"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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Thence by descent