A PAIR OF FAMILLE-ROSE 'PHOENIX' BOWLS
GUANGXU MARKS AND PERIOD
清光緒 粉彩穿花夔鳳紋盌一對 《大清光緒年製》款
each with rounded sides tapering from a gently flared rim to a short foot, painted to the exterior in blue, green, pink and yellow enamels with four phoenix in flight amongst stylised lotus blossoms, all set between a band of gilt around the mouth and foot, the base with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue
Diameter 21 and 20.9 cm, 8¼ and 8¼ in.
This pair of bowls is in good condition, with the exception of some minor firing imperfections and light wear to the surface, gilding and 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."