A BLUE-GLAZED RITUAL VESSEL AND COVER, DOU
DAOGUANG SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD
清道光 藍釉仿古紋豆 《大清道光年製》款
the U-shaped body supported on a tall waisted spreading foot, surmounted by a domed cover set with a rope-twist knob, moulded to the exterior with anarchistic bands in shallow relief, covered overall with a rich blue glaze, the interior of the cover and foot each with a raised six-character seal mark
Height 23.4 cm, 9 1/5 in.
The dou has a light polish to 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."
Formerly in an private English collection (by repute).