Lot 441: TWO ENGLISH PORCELAIN PART TEA SERVICES
CIRCA 1830-40 |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: the first, pale yellow-ground service, comprising: a large teapot and cover, a two-handled sugar bowl, cover and stand, a waste bowl, eleven teacups, five coffee cups, nine saucers and two dessert plates; the second decorated with gilt scroll-edged panels painted with colorful flower sprays, comprising: a large teapot and cover, a sugar bowl and cover, a creamer, a waste bowl, ten teacups, five coffee cups, nine saucers and two dessert plates. 65 pieces.
Some occasional wear to the gilding, otherwise in good condition, except: Pale yellow-ground service, comprising: a large teapot and cover: has a chip to the spout and the handle is restored; the cover with a pinhead chip. Two-handled sugar bowl, cover and stand: some minor chipping tot he flange of the bowl Eleven teacups: one with the handle restored Five coffee cups: One with a hit on the side, issuing 4 long hair cracks and another short hair crack running from the rim Nine saucers: Three, each with a hair crack to the center; Two dessert plates: One has some minor discoloration; The second service decorated with gilt scroll-edged panels painted with colorful flower sprays, comprising: Large teapot and cover: The cover has been broken into pieces and cleanly glued back. The teapot has small chips to the edge of the spout and small discoloration to the interior. Creamer: With a small chip to the edge of the spout Ten teacups: Some occasional rubbing to the enamels. Two, each with a two-inch hair crack running down the rim. Two have been broken; the pieces are retained. Five coffee cups: One, with two-inch hair crack running down the rim. One cup has been broken and the pieces are retained. Nine saucers: One, with a 2 by 1 inch section broken at the rim and cleanly glued back. Two dessert plates: One, with a restored chip at the rim, issuing a hair crack.
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.