Lot 214
  • 214

A FLIGHT, BARR & BARR PORCELAIN GREEN-GROUND PART DESSERT SERVICE CIRCA 1830

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 USD
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Description

  • Porcelain
comprising a circular footed compote, a sauce tureen and cover, two square dishes, four shell-shaped dishes, a lobed dish and twelve dessert plates, the plates with the crowned ROYAL PORCELAIN WORKS FLIGHT, BARR AND BARR marks printed in iron-red and the serving pieces with the impressed FBB mark. 22 pieces.

Condition

Some very minor and very occasional rubbing to gilding. Circular footed compote: There is a very minor flat chip to the underside of the rim. Sauce tureen and cover: The cover has chipping to an are of approximately half of the inner flange, not visible from the exterior. Square dishes: Generally in good condition. Shell-shaped dishes: One with a very small chip to the underside of the rim. One with some minor yellow discoloration to the green border, possibly caused by stacking. Lobed dish: There is an approximately 4-inch haircrack running across the center of the dish. Dessert plates: Some occasional very minor rubbing to the gilding around the gilt border at the center of the plate. One has a very small rim chip issuing an approximate 5-1/2 inch haircrack running down the rim to the center of the plate. One has an approximate 6-inch by 2-1/2 inch section of the rim broken into two pieces and glued back. Another plate has an approximate 6-inch haircrack running down the rim and across the center. Three with some yellow discoloration to the green border, possibly caused by stacking.
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.

Catalogue Note

An armorial plate of the same shape and ground color is illustrated by Henry Sandon, Flight And Barr Worcester Porcelain 1783-1840, p. 196, pl. 187.