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Lot 235: A NASRID OR POST-NASRID INSCRIBED GILT-COPPER VESSEL, SPAIN OR NORTH AFRICA, 14TH-16TH CENTURY |
19 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: of octagonal form with gilt-copper incised design featuring lobed archways containing alternating calligraphic inscriptions or split-arabesque motifs with mounts and hooks, on a hatched ground, with an inscriptive band above and entwined palmettes below
The interior with oxidisation and encrustation and residues of adhesive, possibly from earlier inner-lining, the exterior rubbed with some losses to gilding, notably to edges of each side and loops for hooking, scratches to surface and very minor knicks, as viewed.
"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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Dimensions: 9.5 by 9.2cm.