THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A MEISSEN TEAPOT AND COVER
painted with Holtzschnitt Blumen of large sunflowers and scattered insects and sprigs, the scrolling bird head spout, wishbone handle and cover finial picked out in dark-puce, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 10, painter's mark D. in black enamel to both
height 4⅛ in.
In good appearance and condition.
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.
Christie's London, March 11, 1996, lot 164
Brian Haughton Gallery, London, bearing label
Acquired from the above in 1996