A ewer of the same rare form but painted with 'squirrels and grapevine' from the Tectus Collection sold in our London rooms, 5th November 2008, lot 580. Another of similar form from the Hatcher cargo is illustrated in Shunzhi Porcelain: Treasures from an Unknown Reign, Alexandria, Virginia, 2002, cat. no. 3.
A hairline crack at the foot apprx. 3.5 cm long. Overall with scattered frits and minor imperfections consistent with age and type. 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.