Property of a Gentleman
A SET OF FIVE BLUE AND WHITE DISHES
MING DYNASTY, WANLI PERIOD
each painted to the centre with a shaped cartouche enclosing various scenes, including figures, birds and flowers, the well with radiating lappets
Diameter of the largest 32.7 cm, 12⅞ in.
There are rim fits, small chips to the footrim and expected firing imperfections. Some surface scratches are also visible. The dishes have metal mounts. There is a hairline (ca. 4 cm) to the rim of the dish illustrated on the far right of the catalogue; and some small restorations to the rim of the dish illustrated on the far left of the catalogue. All dishes have been mounted, hence the areas beneath the mounts have 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."