THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A PAIR OF MEISSEN CHINOISERIE BEAKERS AND STANDS
each piece painted with panels of pairs of chinoiserie figures at various pursuits, within cartouches filled with Böttger-lustre, embellished with iron-red and puce scrollwork, the beakers each with a gilded-handle flanked by branches of indianische Blumen, with gilded scrollwork bands at the rims, the reverse sides of the saucers with two branches of indianische Blumen, each with crossed swords marks in blue enamel, gilded numeral 3., incised : to inside rims of beakers, / to inside rims of stands
diameters of stands 5⅝ in.
A stand with a faint short hairline crack to rim approximately 1.5cm. long, the other stand with a shallow filled in chip to underside of rim, measuring approximately 0.4cm x 0.4cm. A beaker with a similar filled in chip, 0.6 x 0.4cm to outer edge of rim, with two slithers of associated re-gilding to top of rim edge. Overall in good appearance.
Sotheby's Scientific Research department used noninvasive XRF for this lot to screen the green enamel for chromium, which was not detected.
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.
Collection of Giuseppe Rossi, sold, Sotheby's London, March 10, 1999, lot 308
G. Röbbig, Munich
Acquired from the above in 2000