Notley Abbey Inventory, April 1948, p. 13, drawing room, ‘A Capo di Monti [sic] embossed oblong patch box with figures painted in colours 3¾" [?]’, (The Vivien Leigh Archive, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, THM/433/6/1); Photographed at Notley Abbey in the drawing room circa 1959.
In generally good condition and appearance. There is some typical glaze wear to the underside of the box. The metal mount has probably been re-attached at some point as there appears to be glue residue on the rim of the porcelain. Very minor wear to enamels. "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."