PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
A CELADON AND RUSSET JADE RETICULAED PLAQUE
of oval form, carved and pierced with lotus flowers borne on long stems nestled amidst curled lotus leaves, the stone a dark celadon tone with russet patches
Length 8.3 cm, 3¼ in.
The plaque has been mounted to a gilt-metal fitting with 3 screws to the sides. There are some chips to the edges, and nicks to the reticulated decoration. The actual colour is more pale than the catalogue illustration.
"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."