PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
A LARGE SPINACH-GREEN JADE ARCHAISTIC VASE AND COVER
LATE QING DYNASTY
decorated around body with a band of taotie motif, set with a pair of mythical beast handles to the sides each suspending a loose ring, the cover set with a floral-shaped finial, the lustrous stone of a rich green colour suffused with dark speckles
Height 23.3 cm, 9⅛ in.
The vase has a tiny nick to the edge of the rim.
"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."