A MEISSEN GROUP OF NESTING BIRDS CIRCA 1750
with two birds perched on the edge of their nest formed of moss and leaves, attending to three hatched chicks, the chick's broken shells along the nest edge, traces of crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue.
Height: 3⅜ in.
Tails of both birds restored, probably made up. Minor chips and restoration to the applied leaves and mosses of the nest. One bird has been broken off and glued back on.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.