Property from a Private Connecticut Collection
A FRENCH FAIENCE OVAL FOOTED BASIN, LATE 17TH CENTURY
painted in blue and manganese in Chinese 'Transitional' style, the center of the interior with buildings in a landscape and the sides with seated figures and further buildings beneath a blue dash border around the molded rim, raised on four bun feet and affixed at each end with a rope twist handle, painted numeral 4.
length across the handles 20 in.
The piece has likely been broken into two pieces and repaired. The is a crack which runs at approximately the middle of one long edge at the rim, through the base, to the other side terminating at the rim. The piece was once stabalized by rivets which have since been removed and the holes filled. Two of the feet restored, the third with a restored chip. Five small ares of loss along interior seam of cistern touched up.
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.
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