Description: the slightly waisted cylindrical body rising from a flat countersunk base, carved around the exterior with a leafy peony scroll and covered overall in a mid-blue glaze, the interior and base white, the base with an apocryphal six-character Jiajing mark in underglaze-blue
Dimensions: 13.5 cm, 5 1/4 in.
Condition Report: The brushpot is in general good condition with the exception of small nibbles at the rim, and shallow chips at the foot (largest approx. 1.5x0.5 cm). There are some minor firing flaws including an approx. 0.8x0.4 cm glaze imperfection to the exterior, and minor burst bubbles and iron spots.
"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."
Provenance: Purchased from Hotel des Ventes Drouot, Paris, 29th February 1988.
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