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Lot 440: AN ENGLISH PORCELAIN TOPOGRAPHICAL PART DESSERT SERVICE
CIRCA 1840 |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: each piece painted in the center with a gilt-edged panel painted with countryside views, the rim with alternating blue- and salmon-ground cartouches further gilt with stylized flowerheads and foliate devices, comprising: two shell-shaped dishes, an oval shaped dish and eleven dessert plates, red script pattern number 852. 14 pieces.
There is some occasional very minor rubbing to the gilding, otherwise in good condition, except: one dessert plate has two very short haircracks running down from the rim, another with a curving haircrack running across the base, one plate with an approximate 1-inch haircrack in the cavetto, one plate with some discolored crazing, visible from the back of the plate; another plate is cracked from the rim towards the cavetto.
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.