Description: naturalistically carved recumbent, the beast with large bulging eyes and grasping a large lotus spray in its jaws, the stone of pale celadon tone with a russet skin to the underside
Dimensions: 11.5 cm, 4 3/4 in.
Condition Report: The cover is missing, there's several slightly polished shallow chips to the inner rim, the biggest measures approximately 1.5 x 0.3cm., also a section broken off and missing from the foliage between two pomegranate which measures 2.7 cm. long. Overall with some minor nicks to extremities and expected surface wear. The colour of the jade is slightly darker than catalogue illustration.
"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: Hotel des Ventes Drouot, Paris, 30th April 1994.
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