A MUGHAL BRASS EWER, NORTH INDIA, 17TH CENTURY
cast with angled flat sloping circular panel on the sides, the spout with an everted flowerhead mouth, hinged lid, sinuous handle
In good condition, the surface with few small nicks and pitting, interior and underside show oxidisation damage, residue of cleaning material, as viewed.
"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."
For comparable ewers, see Zebrowski 1997, p.157, no.211 and 212.