PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
A 'JIZHOU' 'PAPERCUT' BOWL
SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY
the steep rounded sides rising to a gently incurved rim, resist-decorated with three floral medallions to the interior, the exterior with a dark brown glaze imitating tortoiseshell stopping short of the unglazed foot
Diameter 11.4 cm, 4½ in.
This rare bowl has a repaired 3cm., hairline rim crack.
"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."
Sotheby's London, 16th May 2007, lot 225.