Description: of varying sizes, the five large, deep, porcelain bowls decorated with bright polychrome colours and lobed medallions containing interior scenes with figures and floral bouquets with birds and butterflies on a gold ground, the exteriors with en-suite decoration and inscriptive medallions in the centre, each set on a matching dish of same design with inscriptive medallion at its centre and plain exterior
Dimensions: bowls: 17 by 40cm; 15.5 by 36.2cm; 14 by 34cm; 10 by 23.2cm; 9 by 22.6cm.
dishes: 7.3 by 36cm; 7.6 by 38.5cm; 6.6 by 33cm; 5 by 27.5cm; 5 by 27.4cm.
Condition Report: All in generally good condition, intact, colours strong, some minor rubbing to sections of surface but colours and gold generally strong, the dedications also clear, two of slightly different tone (more greenish), as viewed.
"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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Provenance: One deep bowl with old nineteenth century European collector's label (blank).
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One deep bowl with 'Christie's, 28 September 1995, lot 281'; another with 'Christie's label '841'.
One dish with two old labels: 'Emanouel, London, stock no. 7727, price: QYZZ' and 'Emanouel, London, stock no. 7727 x 2, price: QU22'.