Description: the tapering body rising from a flat base to a broad shoulder and short neck with rolled rim, brightly painted and enamelled around the exterior with four large cusped panels enclosing fish amidst water plants, all divided by
ruyi panels and reserved on an iron-red diaper ground, the domed cover decorated with peaches and pomegranates
Dimensions: 38 cm, 15 in.
Condition Report: The neck of the jar has been restored up to the rim. The cover is in general good condition, with some fritting around the finial and around the rim, there is a glaze line between the fruits (approx. 1.5 cm). There are 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: Hotel des Ventes Drouot, Paris in 1977.
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