A PAIR OF SAMSON HEXAGONAL VASES AND COVERS
each painted in various tones of enamels with beautiful ladies, children and attendants set within a garden terraces within elongated cartouches in low relief, the cover surmounted by a seated lion
Height of taller 40.9 cm, 16 1/6 in.
One cover with a large chip to one corner and the finial broken through and repaired, some associated chip and flakes to enamels and gilding. The other cover with some general glaze flakes and losses to the enamels and gilding. One vase with a rim chip (ca. 1 cm) to one corner and some glaze flaking to rim. The other vase has a faint hairline crack (ca. 13.5 cm) to one panels. Both with surface wear and overall minor losses to the enamels and gilding, in particular to the rims.
"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."
Inventory, 1893, ‘A pair of 16” hexagon shaped Oriental vases and covers with covers and kylin tops’ in the Drawing Room;
Inventory, 1949, 'A pair of hexagonal shaped Mandarin vases and covers, decorated in panels with turquoise borders 15 1/2” high' in the Drawing Room
42.5 cm, 16¾in high