A SMALL CLOISONNE ENAMEL ARROW VASE
MING DYNASTY, 15TH/16TH CENTURY
the compressed globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a tall cylindrical neck set with a pair of tubular handles, brightly enamelled around the body with leafy chrysanthemums reserved on a turquoise ground
Height 12.5 cm, 4⅞ in.
Some restorations are visible, including two areas to the body and a triangular section beneath the rim. The neck has a bruise with associated small chips. There are some minor losses and characteristic pitting to the enamels, and light wear to the gilding.
"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."