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Lot 413: A MONUMENTAL KPM WHITE CAMPANA VASE AND COVER
LATE 19TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: molded on either side of the lower body with a Triton and a mermaid beneath a foliate scroll-molded rim, the pierced cover surmounted by a knop modelled as two putti supporting a Poseidon mask, sceptre mark in underglaze-blue.
One rococo element on the stem of the vase is restored. The end of hair of the mermaid forming the handle is restored; her left arm is also restored. The end of the scroll element in the center on the lower part of the vase is restored. The other handle with the male figure has restoration to his right arm, his horn; the over-spray extends to the adjacent areas. The scrolling element on top of the fish mask on the other side of the vase has a small chip. There is also over-spray to the inner areas and the inverted scrolls of the upper rim of the vase; the exact cause of damage is difficult to determine; however, there doesn't appear to be a break. The cover: both wings of one cherub and one wing of the other cherub are restored and there are very few occasional restored chips to the ends of the leafage. All of the restorations are very well done.
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: height overall 42 1/2 in.