Sold Without Reserve
TWO CHELSEA 'HANS SLOANE' FLUTED DEEP DISHES, CIRCA 1758-60
each painted with a large leaf with a short stem issuing either yellow flowers or a fruit, and scattered insects, brown-edged rims, brown anchor marks
diameters 8 ⅝ in.; 8 ¼ in.
21.6 cm; 21 cm
One with glaze crazing which has resulted in some light staining to the body. The other with some glaze crazing but less than the first mentioned dish, and two short hairline cracks to rim, the largest measuring approx. 2cm. Each with some surface scratching to the green enamels of the leaves, and wear along the fluted ribs.
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 Collection of Mrs. Humphrey Cook, Christie's London, 27 February 1967, lot 163, acquired at the sale by Delomosne
Tilley & Co. Ltd., London
The Estate of Marjorie Wiggin Prescott, Christie's New York, 6 March 1981, lot 93
A further dish of this uncommon form was sold at Sotheby's New York, 11 April 1997, lot 257