Lot 279
  • 279

Pham Hau

Estimate
120,000 - 180,000 HKD
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Description

  • Pham Hau
  • L'Entrée du Village (The Gate of the Village)
  • Signed in Chinese, stamped with a seal of the artist

  • Lacquer on wood
  • 121.5 by 54 cm.; 47 3/4 by 21 1/4 in.

Provenance

Private Collection, France

Condition

The lacquer is in good condition. The wood is in good condition, with neither cracks nor warping evident. Examination under ultraviolet light reveals a few small spots of retouching on the upper middle edge, which are visible only under UV light. The colours of the actual lacquer is less red and less yellow than the catalogue illustration. The grey in the rooftops is more prominent in reality. (The lacquer was examined within its frame).
"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."