A SMALL 'HU WEN MING'-STYLE GILT-BRONZE VASE | 17TH CENTURY | 十七世紀 局部鎏金銅瑞獸耳卷草花紋瓶
A SMALL 'HU WEN MING'-STYLE GILT-BRONZE VASE
decorated in relief with stylised peonies and scrolling foliage, with scroll handles at the neck below an everted rim
Height 10.2 cm, 4 in.
高 10.2 公分，4 英寸
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There is some wear and discolouration consistent with age, and some traces of oxidation/ verdigris, most notably to an area measuring approximately 1cm square, just below the mouth rim. There are two small dents to the mouth rim.
"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."