A RARE KO-IMARI BOTTLE VASE, EDO PERIOD, MID-17TH CENTURY
A RARE KO-IMARI BOTTLE VASE, EDO PERIOD, MID-17TH CENTURY
A RARE KO-IMARI BOTTLE VASE, EDO PERIOD, MID-17TH CENTURY
A RARE KO-IMARI BOTTLE VASE, EDO PERIOD, MID-17TH CENTURY
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A RARE KO-IMARI BOTTLE VASE, EDO PERIOD, MID-17TH CENTURY

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP

A RARE KO-IMARI BOTTLE VASE, EDO PERIOD, MID-17TH CENTURY

Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP

Lot Sold:45,000GBP

Lot Details

Description

A RARE KO-IMARI BOTTLE VASE, EDO PERIOD, MID-17TH CENTURY


of tea-whisk form, with oviform body on a ring foot, short neck and everted rim, with panels of chrysanthemums, poppies and scrolling foliage, divided by panels of scrollwork, decorated in iron-red, green, yellow and black enamels and iron-red lines, the shoulder with a band of lappets, iron-red neck

27.5 cm., 10⅞ in. high

Condition Report

- As can be seen in the photograph, there are some areas of wear to the red lines.

- There are some small areas of enamel loss.

- Otherwise, 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."

Cataloguing

Provenance

The collection of Robert de Billy (1869-1953)

Catalogue Note

Robert de Billy was a bibliophile, art historian and friend of Marcel Proust. He met Proust in 1890 during military service and became a life-long friend. He was the French Ambassador to Japan between 1927-1929.

Fine Japanese Art
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