A PAIR OF 'JIZHOU' 'TORTOISESHELL'-GLAZED BOWLS SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY
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.
A slightly larger tea bowl in the Simon Kwan Collection was exhibited in Song Ceramics from the Kwan Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1994, cat. no. 170; and a similar one sold in our London rooms, 19th June, 2002. A tea bowl with similar coloration to the present examples sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 7th April 2014, lot 3624; and one with caramel-colored splashes sold in those same rooms, 2nd-3rd June 2016, lot 648.