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Lot 539: A GOLD AND ENAMEL MOUNTED ROCK CRYSTAL WINGED HIPPOCAMP, PROBABLY VIENNA, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: the domed base with champlevé varicolor enamel band in Renaissance style, matched around the neck with pendant gem, the wings forming handle to lift the cover
one wing loose in socket on cover, should be stabilized with glue; losses to a few gold prongs from base, probably a gem from the front of the harness, small rim chip to back of cover
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.
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Dimensions: height 8 1/4 in.
Saleroom Notice: Please note that the foot rim is struck with an Austrian control mark.