Description: of bi-conical form with flanged rim and base, bevelled ridge in between, each end with a calligraphic frieze between roundels containing floral motifs on lower section and stylised ducks on upper section, vestiges of original silver inlay, engraved heraldic medallion to underside of rim
Dimensions: 26.5cm. height.
24.5cm. max. diam.
Condition Report: In fairly good condition, most of the original silver inlay missing, vestiges remaining, some slightly tarnished, some rubbing and discoloration, interior with spots of oxidisation, for advice on further conservation and potential cleaning, please consult a professional restorer. 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.
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."
Provenance: Ex-private collection, Czechoslovakia, first half 20th century.
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Purchased in Brno, Czech Republic, 1990s, thence by descent.