For the arms and an identical example, see David Howard and John Ayers, China for the West, Vol. II, New York, 1978, pp. 400-401, no. 398, it was sold in these rooms first in January 27, 1988, lot 437, then again in these rooms October 15, 2018, lot 132.
One in overall good condition except for a tiny nick to the rim edge at 5 o'clock, the other with several small to minute chips to the upper right quadrant of the plate. Both with minor firing imperfections and minor wear to the enamels and gilding. 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.