THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A PAIR OF PARIS (HONORÉ) PORCELAIN SQUARE-SECTION PLANTERS
painted with four panels of butterflies and large flowers within molded foliate scroll borders edged in gilding, upon scroll feet and fixed stands, printed Ed HONORÉ/ A PARIS marks in red
height 8⅝ in.
The example in the left of the catalogue illustration, with minor flaking to enamels.
The example in the right of the illustration, the foot section has been restored and over-painted, three of the corners have a crack which probably extend from the bolts at the scroll feet. Some flaking to enamels of the pink roses. Each with some scratching to the interior consistent with use, and some rubbing to the gilding on molded borders and wear to gilding on rims.
"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."
Kentshire Galleries, New York
Acquired from the above in 1990