AN ASSEMBLED WEDGWOOD BONE CHINA ORNITHOLOGICAL PART-SERVICE
painted by Aaron Steele, with bird subjects and groups of feathers, with gilded rims, comprising a lozenge-shaped dish, two plates, two slop bowls, five coffee cups, three tea cups, and four saucers, all but one with titles in puce script to reverse, printed red uppercase WEDGWOOD marks, some with painted numerals. 17 pieces.
Width of lozenge-shaped dish 10⅞ in.
Some wear to gilding; some minor occasional scratches to the enamels; one cup with a miniscule chip to the rim. Otherwise, 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.
Swan plate and golden eagle dish: The Collection of the Late Ailsa Mellon Bruce; Sotheby Parke Bernet, Inc. New York, 4 June 1971, lot 1
Christie's New York, January 25-26, 2000, lot 343 (part)
Seven pieces: Collection of Byron A. Born, bearing labels
Four pieces: Collection of J. D. & Louise Trabue, bearing labels