Please note that one teapot dates to circa 1765-70 and the other three teapots to 19th century.
All in generally good condition, except:
The largest teapot and cover: the teapot has few small chips to the edge of flange. There is discoloration to the spout and minor chipping to the edge of the spout. There is a small chip to the edge of the lower terminal of the handle.
The third teapot from left in catalogue illustration: the cover has the finial off and glued back; it is possible that some parts of or all finial may be a replacement. There is a fine haircrack running from the edge to the flange and two small chips to ther rimedge of cover. The teapot has the handle broke off and replaced. The spout has been broken off and cleanly glued back. There is some very minor chipping to the upper rim edge.
The teapot to the far right in the catalogue illustration: the handle has been off and restored back with replacement pieces. There is a triangular chip to the edge of the spout, which has been glued back. 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.