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Lot 1242: A PAIR OF FOSSILISED 'IRISH ELK' ANTLERS, PREHISTORIC |
26 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: with fourteen points, mounted on wooden back plate and with modern display stand, restorations
A very impressive and rare specimen in restored condition. Having been excavated in different parts the antlers have been mounted on a wooden back board with metal supports. There are restored breaks which have been done to turn the different elements back into one full set of antlers. The tips of each point have been secured with a structural foam to hold them together. One point to the left has notable fractures and losses which may benefit form attention according to taste. A grey wash has been applied to the antlers to prevent any further cracking. Both antlers have been re-attached to the skull - which has also undergone some conservation with the use of structural foam and some metal attachments to the interior.
"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."
Dimensions: 213.5cm. wide; 7ft.
Saleroom Notice: This lot does not contain endangered species.