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Lot 408: A MEISSEN 'SCHNEEBALLEN' ÉCUELLE, COVER AND STAND
LATE 19TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: similarly decorated to the preceding lots, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue.
There are some occasional and minor chips or restored chips to the edges of the flowerheads, flowers or leaves. The cover has restoration to the bird. The tureen has restoration to two birds. The stand has restorations to all three birds, which may have been off and restored back; additionally one gilt branch has a small chip, appearing as a disconnection on the branch. All restorations are very well done and are very difficult to detect.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Dimensions: diameter of stand 9 in.