A ST. JAMES'S (CHARLES GOUYN) OR CHELSEA PORCELAIN GOLD-MOUNTED BONBONNIERE AND COVER CIRCA 1750-60
modeled as a white wicker basket painted on the underside and the interior with flower sprays and on the cover with a bird perched upon a branch, the hinged cover edged in enamel inscribed in gilding 'MARQUE DE', 'MON ESTIME'.
Height 1⅛ in.; 2.8 cm
Width 1½ in.; 3.7 cm
In overall good appearance. The cover has a hairline crack which extends the width with some associated over-paint to both sides where the crack terminates. The base section with some areas of fritting.
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.
The Collections of Hanns and Elisabeth Weinberg and the Antique Company of New York, Sotheby's New York, November 10-11, 2006, lot 1