A MEISSEN HAUSMALER BEAKER VASE CIRCA 1725-30
of trumpet shape with a flaring lip, painted in underglaze-blue with Chinese emblems, decorated in Augsburg probably in the Seuter workshop, with gilt over-decoration with four horizontal panels of tooled foliate scrolls, reserved on a rich-gold ground, the rim with a gilt band edged in C-scrolls, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue.
Height: 4⅛ in.
There is an approx 1 inch by half inch v shaped area of restoration to the rim, however the interior of the rim edge is entirely regilt all the way around, perhaps to cover further small rim chips or in an attempt to disguise the main area of restoration. Some rubbing to the gilding overall, visible in the catalogue photo.
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.
M. & G. Segal, Basel, 1997
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 288, p. 592, illus.