A SÈVRES PÂTE-SUR-PÂTE VASE CIRCA 1888-89
vase Saigon designed by Albert-Ernest Carrier-Belleuse, decorated by Taxile Doat, incised signed TDOAT monogram, with three titled green medallions of the fates LACHESIS, ATROPOS and CLOTHO joined by a band of salmon-pink female sphinx grotesque, enriched in gilding, the ground with a fine incised foliate pattern, stencilled RF DECORE A SEVRES 89 within two circles in iron-red, green stencilled S.88 in a lozenge, partially legible incised 88 1 PN.
Height 7⅞ in.
In overall good condition and 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.
Christie's New York, April 20, 2006, lot 399