One is painted with a mythological scene of Aurora leading cloud-borne Apollo in his chariot, the other with an allegory of Vanity, an equestrian figure pursuing Fortune and Power as a naked woman, while trampling a personification of Life underfoot
Neither plaque has been examined out of the frame. The visible porcelain is in good condition apart from a minor 1/8 inch and two smaller, less than 1/8 inch, scratches in the area of the green-robed figure's foot on the Apollo plaque. 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.