Description: modelled in mirror image, each animal crouching with head turned sharply to the side, ears pricked, grasping a lingzhi spray in its jaws and supporting the moon on its back, brightly decorated with dark fur markings on a pale aubergine ground with yellow breasts, all supported on a rectangular base with fan shaped panels of flowers on reserved on a diaper ground (minor restoration)
Condition Report: One hare has restoration around the bottom of both ears, top of the head and around the base of the moon, and a hairline firing crack running up half of one corner of the stand, the other hare has restoration to both ears, otherwise both are in good condition.
"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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