Lot 120: A LARGE CHINESE BRONZE MIRROR
17TH/18TH CENTURY |
January 19, 2017
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: cast on one face with a central medallion enclosing two dragons in pursuit of flaming pearls, surrounded by four square-shaped cartouches enclosing characters reading Fushou shuangquan (Good fortune and longevity), all reserved on a ground of immortals interspersed amongst precious objects
This large mirror mirror is in good overall condition with the exception of two depressions at the rim, one approximately 3cm., wide, the other 6cm., wide with an associated deep nick to the centre of the depression on the edge of the rim, light rubbing to the top surface of the raised decoration and rubbing and scratches to the mirror surface.
"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."
Dimensions: 48.8cm, 19 1/4 in.