A PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE-VERTE 'FLOWER BASKET' DISHES QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD
each painted in the center with a large globular vase issuing peonies, pine and various blossoming flowers, the well painted with magnolia and peony branches on stippled-ground reserved with alternating panels of insects and flowers, the rim finely carved with large lotus blooms and scrolling foliage, both with incised Japanese Palace inventory number N=166-I.
Diameter 8¾ in
Both in good condition with light surface wear and minor and typical firing imperfections include one plate with a few minor firing lines in the body under the glaze. The other plate with 2 minute glaze flakes to the rim edge.
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.
The Royal Collections of Saxony, Japanese Palace, Dresden
One: Doyle New York, January 25, 2006, lot 1377
The other: Vanderven & Vanderven, 's-Hertogenbosch
Ralph M. Chait Galleries New York
Cassidy-Geiger, 2008, no. 357a&b, p. 687-88, illus.