THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A MEISSEN LARGE LEMON BASKET
after the 18th-century model by Johann Joachim Kändler produced for Count Heinrich von Brühl, of lobed oval form raised on four scroll feet of which two have paw terminals, the handles modeled as exotic bird perched on a flowering branch, each side modeled with two facing figures of oriental figures, one holding a parasol, below a large reticulated shell applied to the rim, crossed swords mark in underglaze-blue, impressed numeral 34
width 22 in.; 55.9 cm
height 13 in.; 33 cm
In overall good appearance. There is some surface scratching to the interior consistent with use. One pierced canopy over the applied figures with the top edge repaired, the other pierced canopy with an upper corner repaired. One of the birds beaks restored and re-gilt, the other bird with traces of restoration to the leaves of the upper branch.
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 Amsterdam, October 30, 2001, lot 375