A BLUE AND WHITE ELEPHANT-HANDLED VASE
painted to the lower globular bulb with peony blossoms borne on leafy stems, rising to a wasited neck skirting with a band of lotus scroll, surmounted by small upper section with similar decoration, flanked by a pair of elephant-shaped handles, all supported on a splayed foot
Height 20.7 cm, 8⅛ in.
There are some minor firing imperfections throughout, including a short firing crack to the interior of the rim, minor fritting to the edge and some adhered grits to the footrim. There are two short glaze scratches extending from the rim, and two inside the 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."