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Lot 230: CHINESE LANTERNS. 12 GOUACHE WATERCOLOURS. CIRCA 1810
China in print and on paper, including the Library of Bernard Hanotiau and the Floyd Sully Collection
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Gouache watercolour on paper, each painting laid down on thick card stock, (average 320 x 245mm.), large chemise with paper label dated 1810, minor scattered staining, small hole to one painting, chemise worn
Condition is described in the main body of the catalogue, where appropriate.
"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: Dr. Kurt Herberts (1901-1989), ink stamp in chemise. Herberts was a German manufacturer of paints and glass, and avid collector of lacquer art. His expansive collection can be found in The Museum of Lacquer Art in Münster, Germany.
Literature: All Under Heaven 32