Lot 412: A MEISSEN EWER EMBLEMATIC OF 'WATER'
SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY |
October 19, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: after the eighteenth-century model from the Elements series by Johann Joachim Kändler, crossed swords marks in underglaze-blue, incised model number 320.
There is restoration around the mid point of the handle, possibly covering a chip. There is restoration to Zeus's left hand and his right leg and foot, possibly covering chips or haircracks. There are some minuscule occasional chips to the edges of the wreath on his head. Three horses have restorations to their heads and front legs and the fourth to its front legs; the restorations are very well done and difficult to detect. The fish's tail in the center is restored; the overspray extends to the adjacent areas. There is restoration to the mermaid's tail. There is an approximate 3-inch haircrack running from the stem behind the mermaid upwards. All restorations are very well done and difficult to detect with the naked eye.
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.
Dimensions: height 25 1/4 in.