Tea bowl and saucer: Elinor Gordon, Villanova, Pennsylvania, February 1997; Helmut-shaped jug and coffee pot: Christie's, New York, Important American Furniture, Silver, Folk Art and Prints, January 23, 1993, sale 7604,lot 402 and 406.
Coffee pot cover possibly matched from another piece in the service. Jug handle restored back on. Minor haircrack to rim of teabowl. Several haircracks to saucer. 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.