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A LOUIS XV GILT BRONZE, FRENCH AND MEISSEN PORCELAIN AND JAPANESE RED AND GOLD LACQUER POT-POURRI, CIRCA 1750

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

A LOUIS XV GILT BRONZE, FRENCH AND MEISSEN PORCELAIN AND JAPANESE RED AND GOLD LACQUER POT-POURRI, CIRCA 1750

A LOUIS XV GILT BRONZE, FRENCH AND MEISSEN PORCELAIN AND JAPANESE RED AND GOLD LACQUER POT-POURRI, CIRCA 1750

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

75,600

USD

A LOUIS XV GILT BRONZE, FRENCH AND MEISSEN PORCELAIN AND JAPANESE RED AND GOLD LACQUER POT-POURRI, CIRCA 1750


the Meissen robins and pug dog modeled by Johann-Joachim Kändler

height 8 1/4 in.; width 7 in.

21 cm; 18 cm

The porcelain: 

Each bird with its beak restored, typical restoration to applied leaves on base, restoration to pug at tail, front paws, and right ear. The flowers with typical chips and restoration to scattered petals, some flowers are possibly replacements.

The gilt bronze:

With some surface dust and the usual scattered very minor surface scratches, casting flaws, and rubbing.

The lacquer:

With the expected general wear and small losses due to age. With small areas of infill and re-touching to decoration.


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.

Collection of André Meyer, Christie's New York, 26 October 2001, lot 3