Mathias Komor, New York. Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.
Compare a similar example from the Carl Kempe collection, published in Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 683, and sold in our London rooms 5th November 2008, lot 579.
The cavetto with discoloration from the firing resembling brown freckles, and the rim with a patch of burst glaze bubbles. Additional scattered minor firing flaws scattered throughout. A U-form section of the rim measuring 6 cm at its widest with spray consolidation and a quarter of the foot with spray consolidation, with two associated glaze lines. 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.