A MEISSEN KAKIEMON PLATE CIRCA 1740
painted in underglaze-blue with a bird perched on a stalk of bamboo issuing from rockwork, enriched in Kakiemon enamels with flowering chrysanthemum, the rim with further chrysanthemum, and blue and green rockwork, the reverse with a trailing foliate band, and concentric circles, crossed swords and dot mark and painter's mark MÖ in underglaze-blue, impressed letter G.
Diameter: 8½ in.
Small patch of burst air bubbles to the rim edge. Small circular firing flaw to the bird, just visible in the cat photo.Otherwise in good condition.
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.
Christie's London, April 27, 1998, lot 231
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 222, p. 484, illus.