PROPERTY FROM AN ENGLISH PRIVATE COLLECTION
AN IRON-RED GROUND UNDERGLAZE-BLUE GARLIC-NECK VASE
TRANSITIONAL PERIOD, CA. 1650
明末清初 約1650年 五彩荷塘佳色圖蒜頭瓶
painted to the body with a lotus pond flourishing with blossoms and large lotus leaves, the neck decorated with floral sprigs highlighted with green-enamelled leaves, all reserved against an iron-red ground densely detailed with fish-roe pattern
Height 36.3 cm, 14¼ in.
This vase is generally good condition, apart from some wear and 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."