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Lot 788: A GEORGE III SILVER AND CUT-GLASS EPERGNE AND SIMILAR PLATED MIRROR PLATEAU, MATTHEW BOULTON, BIRMINGHAM, 1803 |
20 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: on four paw feet, the slender supports headed by lions masks and centered by a foliate finial, four reeded detachable branches, complete with one large and four small oval cut-glass bowls, together with a similar silver-plated mirror plateau
minor chips to glass bowls, plateau lacking mirror and with one foot slightly bent, lot contains three small cut-glass bowls, not four. Due to this loss, the estimate has been revised to $3,000-5,000
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Dimensions: length of epergne 17 1/2 in., length of plateau 24 1/4 in.
Saleroom Notice: Please note that lot 788 contains only three small cut-glass baskets, not four. Due to this loss, the estimate has been revised to $3,000-5,000.