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Lot 607: A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL SILVER AND MALACHITE SEVEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA, PROBABLY ITALIAN, 20TH CENTURY |
20 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: the triform malachite bases each mounted with three silver dolphins supporting the shaft which rises from a silver mount applied with three masks, the scalework arms issuing from the mouths of winged masks are topped by sconces applied with satyr masks, the central light applied with fully-modeled putti supporting masks, harpies, putti holding a ribbon-tied floral swag, and phoenixes
five of the six dolphins mounted on both bases are loose and have glue residue; each base with a small loss to malachite at angle; one with branch need remounting; otherwise good
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: height 88 in.