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Lot 452: AN ASSEMBLED SET OF FIVE PORCELAIN FIGURES
GARDNER PORCELAIN MANUFACTORY, VERBILKI, CIRCA 1870-1880 |
October 19, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: iron red stamped factory marks.
All in overall very good condition. 1) The figure of the seated balalaika player with tiny spots of rubbing to glaze on edge of balalaika, hair, and beard; the figure's back with some small rubbing and discoloration. The underside with '15.' in iron red and 'GARDNER (Cyrillic)' impressed in paste. 2) The figure of the standing balalaika player with tiny spots of rubbing to glaze on edge of balalaika, hat, and toes of boots, hair, and beard; the figure's face and back with scattered areas of accretion and discoloration. The underside with '18.' in iron red (faint) and '26.' impressed in paste. 3) The figure of the older woman in a kerchief with scattered tiny spots of glaze loss and with '16.' in magenta and 'GARDNER (Cyrillic)' partially impressed in the paste. 4) The figure of the bread vendor with scattered tiny areas of loss and accretion of dust, with '15.' in magenta red. 5) The figure of the young woman in a kerchief with a pitcher also with scattered areas of rubbing to glaze and accretion of dust, the underside with '15.' in iron red
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 of tallest 8 1/8 in.