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Lot 808: A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER-GILT FIGURAL TWO-LIGHT CANDELABRA, FRIEDRICH JAKOB BILLER, AUGSBURG, 1810 |
20 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: on tall oval plinths with leaf-tip borders and swans spaced by rosettes and formal foliage against a matted ground, the stems formed as a kneeling Ceres with a cornucopia beneath her right foot, her left arm supporting branches topped by oval drip pans and cylindrical sockets wrapped with serpents with swan heads, pineapple finials
one cornucopia lacking a fruit, one serpeant wrapping the nozzle lacking tip of its tail, gilding rubbed in spots, otherwise good condition
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.
Christie's, London, 17 March 1999, lot 79;
Collection of Carl DeSantis: Sotheby's, New York, November 4, 2011, lot 259
Dimensions: height 13 in.