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A PAIR OF SAMSON RABBIT TUREENS AND COVERS, LATE 19TH CENTURY
after the 18th century Chelsea model, modeled eating a cabbage leaf applied with a snail, with further cabbage leaves on either side of the rabbit, its ears and forming the handles of the cover, red anchor marks
length 9 ½ in.
Example in left of illustration. restoration to stem tip of large leaf and a restored chip to lower edge. Its over completely sprayed on exterior, the interior shows section with ears re-stuck and a section at opposite edge of cover re-stuck.
Example in right of illustration, areas of restoration to extremities at tip of tail, lower edge of large leaf, and edge of leaf in its mouth. cover completely on exterior, broken in two places near ears and re-stuck.
ears on both probably re-stuck at terminals.
The repair is of a good quality and overall they are in good appearance.
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.