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Lot 779: A VICTORIAN SILVER LARGE INKSTAND, BENJAMIN PRESTON, LONDON, 1832 |
20 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: on four scrolled shell feet and with bold rococo borders, the central seal box supported by two fully-modeled eagles and topped by a taperstick, fitted with two silver-mounted cut-glass jars
taperstick lacks snuffer, one pot with silver collar wedged up in the cover, the jars with small chips to high spots and base rims, the seal box with rim slightly dented on one side, a few minor dings, 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: length 15 in.