Description: of waisted form, the bright polychrome enamel on a gold ground comprising two oval frames containing a couple and a mother and child, with dense floral compositions in between with birds, interior with tray for smoking
Dimensions: 8.5cm. height
9.5cm. max. diam.
Condition Report: In overall good condition, enamels very bright, few very minor chips, particularly to bordering bands above and below, four drill holes near bottom for attaching, the top tray partly chipped and bent, oxidised and discolored as expected with age and use, very few hairline scratches in design, 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."
Saleroom Notice: The estimate for this lot should read £8,000-£12,000 and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
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