THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A MEISSEN KAKIEMON LOZENGE-SHAPED DISH OR 'SNUFFER STAND'
of double-lozenge form, painted at the center with scattered flower sprigs, the shaped rim with two gilt-scaled iron-red dragons, raised on four small bracket feet, caduceus mark in underglaze-blue
width 6⅞ in.
In overall good appearance and condition. The underside with one foot with an old flat small chip, perhaps associated to production. The inner edge of the rim with some minor glaze wear.
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 Geneva, May 12, 1980, lot 160
A Swiss Private Collection, sold, Christie's London, July 8, 2002, lot 40