Description: the gold waisted body decorated with European scenes and portraits each with dotted light blue enamel frames, floral motifs in between, inscriptive cartouches, set on a domed brass base
Dimensions: 21cm. height
12.5cm. max. diam.
Condition Report: In overall good condition, some minor dents to rim, interior of domed base heavily oxidised with some encrustation, minor patches of discoloration to brass, polychrome and light blue enamel bright, some losses (particularly to underside of rim) and light hairline scratches, 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."
Provenance: Sotheby's London, 28 April 1994, lot 229.
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