PROPERTY FROM AN ASIAN PRIVATE COLLECTION
A SMALL GILT-DECORATED BRUSHPOT
DAOGUANG SEAL MARK AND PERIOD
清道光 粉青地描金纏枝番蓮紋筆筒 《大清道光年製》款
of cylindrical form, painted on the exterior with four lotus flowers linked by interlocking stems and foliage suspending various Buddhist emblems below a band of alternating ruyi-heads and lotus blooms around the rim and a border of 'T'-scrolls surmounted by lotus buds at the foot
Height 12.2 cm, 4¾in.
There is a vertical hairline (ca. 3.3 cm) in the middle section with associated over-spray, and a horizontal glaze line(approx. 2 cm) to its lower right. There are also general 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."
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 25th April 2004, lot 5.