Description: oblong with rounded ends, the cover decorated with a bird below climbing flowers and a butterfly, the twin-compartment body with trailing vines, the cover, body, and foot, with stylised acanthus border silver-gilt mounts
Dimensions: 13.5cm., 5 3/8 in. long
Condition Report: The cover with various signs of restoration. The mounts in good order with loss of gilding in places. Repairs to porcelain of base also. Would recommend viewing.
"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: Christie's, London, 19 November 2007, lot 613
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