Lot 412
  • 412

A PAIR OF FAMILLE-VERTE BISCUIT 'SEA HORSE' BOWLS QING DYNASTY, 17TH CENTURY |

Estimate
3,000 - 5,000 USD
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Description

  • Porcelain
  • Diameter 6 7/8 ┬áin., 17.6 cm
each painted with beribboned green, yellow, aubergine, and white horses prancing amidst green spiraling waves, auspicious emblems, and florettes, with white waves cresting from the rim, the exterior similarly decorated, one bowl with a green-glazed base, the other with white glaze (2)

Provenance

Chait Galleries, New York.
New York City Private Collection.
Christie's New York, 4th June 1992, lot 308.
Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York.

Condition

One with three hairline cracks, the longest measuring approx. 6.5 cm long, and two areas of restoration to the mouth, the longer measuring approx. 5 cm wide by 1 cm high. The other bowl with three hairline cracks, the longest measuring approx. 6.5 cm long. Each with minor firing flaws and surface wear.
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.