For the arms, see David Sanctuary Howard, Chinese Armorial Porcelain, Vol. I, London, 1974, p. 404, O4. The reverse of each example is accompanied by a label bearing the logo of Vista Alegre and inscribed with 'Rockefeller' and an inventory number 80M/ 78 for the soup plate, and 82M/ 78 for the plate.
The soup plate with one restored rim chip with associated over painting, and three restored glaze flakes to the back. The plate with a triangular section out with an associated curving hair crack, and one additional hairline in the center of the plate. Both with minor firing imperfections, small nicks, and wear to the surface 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.