A PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE PEACOCK-BLUE-GROUND RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'LE BELIER' CIRCA 1883-84
decorated by Marc Louis Solon, signed L SOLON, incised, decorated in white slip with a kneeling maiden with a shield defending herself against six cupids with a battering ram, framed.
The plaque 16¼x 6 in.; overall 24¾ x 15 in.
41 x 15.3 cm; 63.6 x 38 cm
The plaque is in overall good appearance and condition. There is a tiny firing flaw to the ram at the left as visible in the catalogue illustration. The reverse of the plaque is visible in the frame. There are patches of old over paint to the reverse but this does not appear to be covering damage. The frame not guaranteed.
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.
Du Mouchelles Detroit, July 23, 2003, lot 2133
Tulman, Ars Ceramica, 2016, p. 47, fig. 11