Description: porcelain, glaze
Dimensions: 50cm. high, 1ft. 7¾in.
Condition Report: It is not possible to inspect the porcelain out of the gilt-bronze mounts. In overall very good condition, wityh minor glaze firing imperfections and surface scratches. The gilt-bronze is in good original condition, with minor tarnishing and oxidization consistent with age. Very decorative.
"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: Please note this lot will remain at the New Bond Street Premises after the sale and not as stated in the printed catalogue.
Provenance: Christie’s South Kensington, European Works of Art, 1 October 1997, lot 364.
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