A superb and rare large blue and white 'deer' vase Seal mark and period of Qianlong | 清乾隆 青花松石壽鹿圖橄欖瓶 《大清乾隆年製》款
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A superb and rare large blue and white 'deer' vase
Seal mark and period of Qianlong
清乾隆 青花松石壽鹿圖橄欖瓶 《大清乾隆年製》款
The centre of the base has been drilled with an approx. 1.4 cm aperture when it was converted into a lampstand and resulted in an associated approx. 18 cm hairline. The vase is otherwise in excellent condition with occasional expected surface wear.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Sotheby's Hong Kong, 11th April 2008, lot 2830.