A BLUE AND WHITE 'HUNDRED BIRDS' 'YEN-YEN' VASE QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
Sotheby's New York, 27th September, 1978, lot 467.
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.
The subject matter of the 'Hundred birds courting the phoenix' (bainiao chaohuang) is also known as the 'Hundred birds paying homage to the king' (bainiao chaowang) - the phoenix being in Chinese mythology the king or Emperor of birds.