A PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE-VERTE DISHES QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
each decorated in the center with a pair of peacocks in a fenced garden among peonies, chrysanthemum and other blossoming flowers, the rim with cartouches painted with birds and aquatic animals reserved on a stippled ground with magnolia blooms.
Diameter: 12½ in.
One dish in overall good condition. The other dish with two restored hairlines, at 5 and 11 o'clock respectively, with associated overpaint on the interior and exterior of the dish. There are later added decorations to floral sprigs and edges of floral vignettes on the exterior to conceal the cracks. Both with minor firing imperfections and light wear to the surface.
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.
Dries Blitz, Amsterdam, March 2010