Property of a Gentleman
A SET OF FOUR FAMILLE-VERTE DISHES
QING DYNASTY, 18TH CENTURY
each fluted dish painted with a seated lady to the centre enclosed by alternating panels of precious objects, blue and white flowers, gilt landscapes on powder blue-ground, and white foliage on a iron-red ground
Diameter of the largest 21.9 cm, 8⅝ in.
There are overall wear to the enamels and gilding. Small chips/flakes to the edges are also visible. There is a cross-shape hairline (ca. 4.2 cm long) extending from to the rim to one dish. 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."
Bernheimer Collection (according to label).