Sold Without Reserve
THREE ENGLISH PORCELAIN FISH-HEAD STIRRUP CUPS, CIRCA 1810
naturalistically modeled and painted, each with a band around the rim with gilt inscription 'THE ANGLERS DELIGHT', with modern wood stands. 6 pieces
(largest) length 5 in.
Overall good appearance, the enamels vibrant.
The smallest example with a hairline crack 9.5 cm long, some wear to gilding at base, the next largest with a D-shaped section of rim re-stuck, approximately 4cm wide at rim. The largest with a chip to rim and associated short hairline crack 2.5 cm long.
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.
The Estate of Mrs. Charles W. Engelhard, Christie's New York, 18 March 2005, lot 136 (part)