A RARE BOW PORCELAIN FIGURE OF A PEACOCK CIRCA 1758
naturalistically modeled and painted, perched upon a flower-encrusted tree stump.
Height 6⅜ in.
In overall good appearance and generally good condition. Its crown feathers restored, probably replaced, with some minor associated restoration to top edge of head. Otherwise only minor less than typical chipping to leaves. A small patch of fritting to edge of mound base and tail feathers, visible in catalogue illustration.
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.
Phillips, London, September 10, 1986, lot 188
A similar example of this rare model and its companion are illustrated in Ann McNair, Catalogue of the Lady Ludlow Collection of English Porcelain at the Bowes Museum, London, 2007, p. 52, no. 26.