Property from a Private Connecticut Collection
TWO DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE POSSET POTS AND COVERS, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
the larger painted with scattered small flower sprays with lambrequin borders at the rims, the smaller with panels of birds perched in flowering branches with foliate scroll bands at the rims, the larger with LVE monogram over numeral 53 for Lambertus van Eenhoorn, De Metale Pot (The Metal Pot) factory, 1691-1721.
lengths across the handles 13 and 11 in.
33 and 27.9 cm
Both are in good appearance
The smaller, typical glaze chips to rims, the cover sprayed making it difficult to determine extent of any damage present. A small area of spray around terminal of spout but appears intact.
The larger with a D-shaped section of rim re-stuck, approximately 8.5 cm around circumference of rim, 2.4 cm at deepest point, and a small restored rim chip, underside of flange sprayed. the pot with extensive body crack and associated spray.
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.
The larger: Property of Mrs. Emily M. Murch, Sotheby's New York, October 15, 1996, lot 33
Guest & Gray, London
The second: Windsor Antiques, Southport, Connecticut