PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
A SMALL CLOISONNE ENAMEL VASE
QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY
enamelled to the body with lotus blossoms interspersed with smaller flower heads against a bright turquoise-ground, all below a lappet band, the neck similarly decorated with elaborate beaded jewels, flanked by a pair of mythical beast masks
Height 10.1 cm, 4 in.
There is a small flake to the turquoise ground beneath the lappet band, and a tiny infill (ca. 0.2 cm) to the tip of a leaf to the right. The exterior of the rim has a short crack, and the base has some small flakes.
"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."