PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
A WHITE JADE 'CAT' GROUP
QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY
carved in the around with two cats curled up, grasping lingzhi sprigs in its mouth, the stone of an even white tone with a touch of russet highlight
Length 3.7 cm, 1⅜ in.
Apart from a few very tiny nicks to the extremities, this jade carving is in good condition. The actual colour is less yellow than the catalogue illustration.
"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."