Comparative Literature: Lunsingh Scheurleer, Chinesisches und japanishes Porzellan in europäischen Fassungen, Braunschweig, 1980, p. 267, Abb. 186 for the original model of famille rose Chinese porcelain pot pourri vases and covers with gilt-bronze mounts, circa 1740-50, in the Wallace Collection, London, upon which this pair are based.
In overall good condition. The bronzes are slightly dirty and would benefit from a clean. Minor chips and losses to the porcelain to the green foliage decoration. A very elegant pair. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."