A PAIR OF DUTCH DELFT SEATED FIGURES OF A LADY AND GENTLEMAN, CIRCA 1765
modelled seated on rockwork, she wears a bodice and flowered skirt, he wears a lonk coat with gilded buttons and breeches
15 cm. high, 17.5 cm. wide
Lady -- overall in good order with some minor chipping to glaze on her nose, her right breast, her left hand, her sleeves, the rockwork and the edge.
Gentleman -- he has been broken through the neck and restored with some associated overpainting which has discoloured over time. His extended left foot has been chipped off and repaired. Some glaze chipping to his nose, shin and to the edges of his coat and shoes. Some slight areas of wear.
"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."
Anonymous, sale Sotheby's, Amsterdam, 19th September 2000, lot 802.