A PAIR OF POWDER-BLUE GROUND FAMILLE-ROSE 'BUTTERFLY' BOWLS
JIAQING SEAL MARKS AND PERIOD
清嘉慶 藍地粉彩百蝶紋盌一對 《大清嘉慶年製》款
each painted and gilt to the exterior with fluttering butterflies amidst a mottled cobalt blue ground an, the interior and base glazed in turquoise, the base with a six-character seal mark in iron-red
Diameter 14.1 and 14 cm, 5½ and 5½ in.
The one bowl has a 2.5cm., hairline rim crack and a tiny flake to the rim; both bowls have rubbing to the gilded decoration and rubbing to the interior.
"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."