A DAVENPORT PEARLWARE LEAF-MOLDED ASSEMBLED PART-DESSERT SERVICE, CIRCA 1810
shaded in tones of green and orange with black or brown-edged rims comprising, an oval footed dish, an oval sauce-tureen and cover on fixed stand, a further sauce tureen and cover, five various oval dishes, two large handled leaf-shaped dishes, five leaf-shaped dishes, and fourteen plates, most with impressed anchor and Davenport marks or anchor mark. 31 pieces
The sauce tureen not on fixed stand broken into two and re-stuck, both handles re-stuck, cover restored. The other sauce tureen cover with a restored hairline crack, the sauce tureen with a shallow chip to underside edge of rim. The footed dish with some color filled flakes to rim. 1 oval dish with areas of restoration. 1 with some flakes to enamels, 2 others with some color filled flakes. 1 leaf-shaped handled dish restored, and the other with a patch to underside of rim near handle. 2 leaf shaped dish with patches of restoration to one edge, another with a restored rim crack. 1 plate with glaze flaking, 2 with a hairline rim crack, 1 with restored rim crack, 2 with restored rim chip. Some scattered glaze crazing and some resulting light staining typical of the material. The overall appearance of the service is good, the colors vibrant.
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.
Bardith, New York, bearing labels (most pieces)