Description: the tapering body rising from a short spreading concave base to a broad shoulder and short waisted neck with everted rim, painted around the exterior with ducks swimming in a lotus pond and birds in flight overhead, all below a
ruyi collar and classic scroll at the neck
Dimensions: 31.5 cm, 12 in.
Condition Report: This jar has a restored hairline rim (approx. 11 cm) and another horizontal one to the interior of the rim (approx. 4.5 cm), and one at the foot extending to a crack at the base (approx. 6.5 cm in total). There are some tiny glaze flakes at the rim and at the foot. There are some burst bubbles and iron spots in various areas.
"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: A Californian Private Collection.
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Sotheby's London, 16th May 2012, lot 95.