Sold Without Reserve
A CHINESE EIGHT-PANEL PAINTED 'BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION' SCREEN
painted with General Guo Ziyi receiving guests bearing gifts, surrounded by elegant ladies and children playing
(each panel) height 67 ½ in; width 21 in.; 171.5 cm; 53.3 cm
Overall with some staining and foxing to all panels, the first and second left most panel with some spattering white paint towards the bottom of the screen, the right most panel with staining towards the bottom. Overall with discoloration, fraying and losses, especially along edges and around hinged areas. The outer biding with wear, losses, and scattered insect damage.
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.