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Lot 370: A FRENCH GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED CHINESE CELADON CYLINDRICAL VASE, THE PORCELAIN 18TH CENTURY, THE MOUNTS 19TH CENTURY |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: applied with gilt-bronze lion mask handles and a band to the shoulder, foot and top rim, slight cracks to body
An attractive piece in reasonable condition. The brasses are tarnished throughout and may benefit from cleaning according to taste. There are some minor imperfections to the porcelain such as hairline cracks and pitting commensurate with the firing process. The brass collar to the middle of the vase is loose and the base mount is detached. The base mount has been filled with a form of plaster to lend weight to the piece. With some old marks and scratches commensurate with age and use.
"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.
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Dimensions: 28cm. high; 11in.