Description: the ovoid body rising from a spreading flat base to an elongated tall neck with cusped rim, applied in high relief around the exterior with figures and a dragon, covered overall in a creamy-blue glaze, the domed cover surmounted by a large bird and similarly glazed
Dimensions: 95 cm, 37 3/8 in.
Condition Report: The vase is in good condition with the exception of restoration to breaks to approximately half of the rim of the cover, repair to a break of the birds beak on the cover, loss to the moon-shaped section above the ruyi-cloud support, an uneven base to the vase, and degradation to the glaze consistent with burial.
"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."
Seladon Swatow Blauweiss, Chinese Ceramics from the Collection of Ignazio Vok, Koln, 1983, no.11.
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