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A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN EWER WITH SILVER-GILT MOUNTS, MID 17TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS PROBABLY ENGLISH OR FLEMISH

A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN EWER WITH SILVER-GILT MOUNTS, MID 17TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS PROBABLY ENGLISH OR FLEMISH

A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN EWER WITH SILVER-GILT MOUNTS, MID 17TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS PROBABLY ENGLISH OR FLEMISH

A CHINESE BLUE AND WHITE PORCELAIN EWER WITH SILVER-GILT MOUNTS, MID 17TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS PROBABLY ENGLISH OR FLEMISH


of pear shape painted in underglaze blue with figures in landscapes, flat silver-gilt cover with twin-tailed mermaid thumbpiece, the handle mount tooled with ribbonwork and applied with a salamander

apparently unmarked

height 8 1/2 in.

21.5 cm

Glaze missing on part of handle and at its tip.


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.

Kenneth Davis, King Street, London, 2003