THE PROPERTY OF A LADY
A KAKIEMON TEAPOT AND COVER, EDO PERIOD, LATE 17TH CENTURY
a six lobed teapot with slightly domed cover decorated in iron red, green, blue and black enamels and gilt with birds among flower sprays, the cover with knop finial
16 cm., 6¼ in. long
- Small frit to spout.
- Slight glaze fault on the handle.
"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."
William Joseph Baron van Brienen (1760–1839), Mayor of Amsterdam and thence by descent.