A PAIR OF YELLOW-GROUND GREEN-ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' BOWLS AND COVERS GUANGXU MARKS AND PERIOD | 清光緒 黃地綠彩趕珠游龍紋蓋盌一對 《大清光緒年製》款
Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP
PROPERTY FROM A DUTCH PRIVATE COLLECTION
A PAIR OF YELLOW-GROUND GREEN-ENAMELLED 'DRAGON' BOWLS AND COVERS
GUANGXU MARKS AND PERIOD
清光緒 黃地綠彩趕珠游龍紋蓋盌一對 《大清光緒年製》款
each rising from a short foot to a flared rim, the exterior incised and enamelled with a pair of sinuous dragons chasing 'flaming pearls', the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue, the covers similarly decorated.
Diameter 11 and 10.9 cm, 4 3/9 and 4¼ in.
One cover has a restored chip to the rim. One bowl has two restored chips to the rim, one of which with associated hairline (approximately 1.7 cm), and a further hairline (approx. 3.7 cm) to the rim, both restored with over-spray and visible under the UV light. The other bowl has two hairlines (both approx. 0.4 cm) to the rim. There are also some minor firing imperfections.
"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."