A PAIR OF GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED CHINESE EXPORT 'MANDARIN PALETTE' BALUSTER VASES AND COVERS QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1785, THE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTS LATER
Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD
THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A PAIR OF GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED CHINESE EXPORT 'MANDARIN PALETTE' BALUSTER VASES AND COVERS
QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD, CIRCA 1785, THE GILT-BRONZE MOUNTS LATER
each rounded tapering body supported on a spreading foot gradually rising to a slightly tapered neck set on both sides with gilt chilong-form handles, the center of each side painted with a central bouquet surrounded by further flowerheads all withinin a reserved panel, the domed cover similarly decorated and surmounted by a gilt luduan-form knop, the foot mounted with ormolu
height overall 13½ in.
Both vases with one handle restored, and both mouth rim with minute frits and one with a small flake chip to the rim edge. Both covers with sections of restoration at the rim.
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.
Earle D. Vandekar of Knightsbridge, Inc., New York