A LARGE FAMILLE-VERTE 'WESTERN CHAMBER' CHARGER
QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
painted to the interior with scenes from the Romance of the Western Chamber within cartouches, all reserved on a dotted green ground with various flowers, the base with a leaf within a double circle in underglaze blue
Diameter 51.6 cm, 20⅜ in.
There is a hairline (ca. 8.7 cm) extending from the rim, and a glaze scratch to the exterior (ca. 3 cm). There are some fritting to the rim, small chips to the footrim and wear/minor losses to the enamels.
"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."