The border panel on the dexter of the coat of arms on the present lot, according to Clare Le Corbeiller and reiterated by Jochem Kroes, Chinese Armorial Porcelain for the Dutch Market, Zwolle, 2007, cat. no. 132a, is of the city Cleves, Germany. The two other scenes, however, remain unidentified.
In overall good condition with wear and minor firing imperfections, especially to the blue enamels. 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.