Sold Without Reserve
A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT FIGURES OF RABBITS
each modeled crouched with head pointed forward and ears pricked back, the body painted with sepia strokes to simulate fur
One rabbit with a small chip to the toe of the right foot, the other one with a chip to the toe of its left foot, and the inner claw chipped off of the right foot. Otherwise in overall good condition with minor wear to the surface and minor firing imperfections.
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.
John Rosselli, New York
A related example is in the Copeland Collection at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, and illustrated in William R. Sargent, The Copeland Collection: Chinese and Japanese Ceramic Figures, Salem, p. 234, cat. no. 115. Another pair, modeled in the same mold as the aforementioned example and with the same coloring, was in the collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller, and sold at Christie's New York, 9 May 2018, lot 155