THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A MEISSEN SUGAR CASTER AND COVER
of baluster form painted with branches of flowers issuing from blue rockwork and banded hedges, the reverse with a bird in flight, the high domed cover with screw-thread molded flange formed of pierced overlapping leaves painted in puce monochrome, surmounted with a gilt-edge pinecone knop, crossed swords mark in underglaze blue, impressed numeral 3
height 6⅞ in.
In overall good appearance. The screw section of the base restored.
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.
Sotheby's Zurich, June 8, 2000, lot 582
Asprey & Garrard, New York
Acquired from the above in 2001