PROPERTY FROM A BELGIAN NOBLE FAMILY
A FINE PAIR OF LARGE FAMILLE-ROSE TRIPLE-GOURD VASES
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
each with a globular lower bulb enamelled with floral sprigs, lingzhi and vases of flowers, the central bulb brightly enamelled with gilt panels enclosing birds and flowers in a garden, the upper bulb with blossoms borne on stylised foliate strapwork, the straight neck with a collar of flower-filled pendent panels suspending beribboned chimes and peony blossoms
Height of taller 44.4 cm, 17½ in.
This pair of vases is in generally good condition, apart from some light wear to the surface and enamels, and very light rubbing to the gilt decoration. There are some nicks to the footrims.
"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."