THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A NABESHIMA DISH, EDO PERIOD, 18TH CENTURY
the circular dish with wide rim decorated in iron-red and green enamels on underglaze blue with open and closed fans on waves, the open fans depicting plum blossoms and grasses
19.5 cm., 7¾ in. diam.
- There is a small glaze frit to the rim. Otherwise, it is in good condition.
"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."
Nabeshima-ten: wagakuni yuiitsu no kanyo Nabeshima sono shutsugen kara shuten made [Nabeshima: from the beginning to closure of the country's only official kiln Nabeshima], (Imari, 1996).