Property of a Gentleman
A LARGE BLUE AND WHITE ‘KRAAK’ DISH
MING DYNASTY, WANLI PERIOD
painted to the interior with birds and flowers in a shaped cartouche, the well encircled by panels enclosing fruiting and flowering sprays and auspicious emblems
Diameter 49.2 cm, 19⅜ in.
There are rim fits, nicks to the footrim and expected firing imperfections. Some surface scratches are also visible. The dish has been mounted, hence the area beneath the mount has not been examined.
"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."