PROPERTY FROM A SPANISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
A CARVED CINNABAR LACQUER BOX AND COVER
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
of lobed form, the cover crisply carved with various flower blossoms against a diaper ground all enclosed by a keyfret border, the box similarly carved with a diaper ground, the interior and base lacquered black
Width 13.1 cm, 5¼ in.
The box and cover are in good condition with the exception of some re-freshing to the red lacquer on the rims of both the box and cover, an 8mm., shallow flake to the black lacquer edge of the base of the box, some shallow chipping to a 4.5cm., section of the inner flange on the box, further smaller chips to the inner flange, a 4mm., chip to the bottom edge of the red lacquer of the box and an associated 2.5cm., shallow flake to the black lacquer edge of the base.
"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."