PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN NOBLE COLLECTION
A RED AND GREEN-ENAMELLED 'BOYS' BOWL
JIAJING MARK AND PERIOD
明嘉靖 紅地綠彩嬰戲圖方盌 《大明嘉靖年製》款
of square section with deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a flared rim, decorated to the exterior with eight boys at play set in a landscape with vegetation and rockwork, all between narrow borders at the rim and foot, the interior painted with a further boy flying a kite within a square panel, all reserved against a rich iron-red ground, the base inscribed with a six-character reign mark in underglaze blue
Width 13.5 cm, 5¼in.
There are three small areas of restorations to the rim, with associated overspray. There are also some general wear and scratches to the surface, nicks to the edges and discolourations and 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."
Collection of Sigisbert Chretien Bosch Reitz (1860-1938), curator of the Asian Art collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1914-1926).
Bequeathed to his godson Jonkheer G.C. Six van Wimmenum (1892-1975).
Thence by family descent.
Sigisbert Chretien Bosch Reitz（1860-1938年）收藏，曾於1914至1926年擔任紐約大都會博物館亞洲藝術部策展人，此後由義子 Jonkheer G.C. Six van Wimmenum（1892-1975年）家族傳承