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Lot 439: A VIENNA PORCELAIN PART TEA AND COFFEE SERVICE
CIRCA 1780 |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: each piece painted on either side or in the center with figures in landscapes beneath the blue band border gilt with trailing wreaths, comprising: a coffee pot and cover, a hot milk jug and cover, a creamer, a sugar bowl and cover, six teacups, coffee cups and eighteen saucers, shield marks in underglaze-blue. 31 pieces.
All in good condition, except: The covers of coffee pot, hot milk jug and sugar bowl, with some very minor and occasional chips to tips of applied flowers and leaves. One coffee cup has an approximate 1-inch haircrack running down the rim edge. One saucer with a minuscule flat chip to the underside of the rim. Another with a small chip to footrim and another with a pinhead chip to rim edge that has been gilt over. Fourth saucer has a tiny chip to the underside of the rim.
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.