Property from a Private Connecticut Collection
A PAIR OF DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE LARGE VASES, CIRCA 1700
each bulbous body painted beneath the knopped neck with an overall pattern of peacocks and other birds amidst or perched upon flowering plants between a flowerhead and scrollwork lambrequin border around the shoulder and bird and scrollwork ruyi panels on each side of the octagonal foot, PK monogram mark for Pieter Gerritsz.Kam, De Drie Posteleyne Astonne (The Three Porcelain Ash-Barrels) factory.
height 23½ in.
One vase with three restored footrim chips. The other with one restored footrim chip. Both with flaring rims restored, which has started to discolor slightly, one with a short associated crack which goes into bulbous section of neck.
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.
Guest & Gray, London, bearing label