THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A PAIR OF DUTCH DELFT POLYCHROME OCTAGONAL BUTTER TUBS, COVERS AND STANDS
of molded form, each piece painted in Kakiemonstyle with vignettes of birds perched in branches issuing from banded hedges, the covers edged with molded scrolls with finials formed as reclining figures
width of stands 7⅜ in.
One stand with five corners restored and the underside sprayed, the other stand broken and restored.
One cover with figure finial restored, the other with three corners restored. Both butter tubs with handles restored and restoration to two straight sides.
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.
Aronson Antiquairs, Amsterdam, bearing labels
Acquired from the above 2002