A PAIR OF FAMILLE-ROSE BOUGH POTS AND COVERS
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD
flaring square body set with a pair of grapevine handles, brightly enamelled to each side with a rectangular panel enclosing family scenes on a turquoise ground and reserved against a low relief ground of floral sprigs and grapevine, each cover pierced with five identical apertures, handles now lost
Height 18.7 and 19.7 cm, 7⅜ and 7¾ in.
There is a hairline crack (ca. 8.5 cm) extending from the rim of one pot, along with some small chips to the edges; the other pot has a chip to one of the four raised parts of the interior. The handles to both covers have chippings. There are general surface wear and losses to the gilding and enamels to both the pots and covers.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
‘Spetchley Park -I. Worcestershire, The Seat of Mr. R. V. Berkeley', Country Life, 8 July 1916, p. 46, illustrated in the cabinet in the Drawing Room