A ST. JAMES'S (CHARLES GOUYN) OR CHELSEA PORCELAIN SCENT BOTTLE AND STOPPER CIRCA 1755
modeled as a lady playing a hurdy-gurdy, her head forming the stopper, on a small mound base painted with flower sprigs.
Height 3⅛ in.
There are several short, fine haircracks issuing from beneath the mount on her shoulders, which in turn, is likely concealing some minor damage or loss to the porcelain beneath. Otherwise the bottle and stopper are in generally good condition.
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.
Sotheby's London, March 6, 2001, lot 118