A PAIR OF BOW PORCELAIN FIGURES OF FINCHES CIRCA 1756
with plumage picked out in yellow, green and puce, modeled perched upon the flowering branches of a tree stump.
Heights 2⅜ and 2⅛ in.
6 and 5.5 cm
The example in the left of the catalogue illustration, cleanly re-stuck through waist of model under edge of bird and top of stump, minor associated restoration to one leg and the edge of another. The example in the right of the catalogue illustration, with restoration around waist of model under edge of bird and top of stump, restoration to tail feathers. Both with typical chips to leaves. Overall in good appearance.
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.
Simon Spero, London, 1988