Lot 463
  • 463

A PAIR OF FAHUA STYLE ELEPHANTS MING DYNASTY

Estimate
7,000 - 9,000 GBP
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Description

  • Stoneware
  • 32 cm, 12 1/2 ┬áin.
each standing four square with its head slightly lowered and the trunk swept to one side, covered in a deep turquoise glaze, on a rectangular base with purple plinth

Provenance

Collection of Dr J.H. Zeeman, Charge d'Affairs, Embassy of the Netherlands, Beijing, 1954-1957.

Condition

These elephants are in reasonably good condition, but both tusks to one animal have broken off and the other is missing the right one. There are some glaze chips/frits to various areas on the ears, trunks, legs and to various areas to the bases on both figures.
"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.
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