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Lot 1010: NORTHERN ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY | Relief of the Circumcision
26 October 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: gilt copper, in an ebonised wood frame
Overall, the condition of the copper is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is some rubbing to the gilding, particularly at the high points, including to the Christ Child, the priest's proper right arm, and the candle sticks of both background figures. There are minor scratches, notably to the gilding in the arches of the architectural background. There is some warping to the metal in areas. There is some minor tarnishing to the gilding, particularly in the crevices The ebonised wood frame is in good condition, with some wear and dirt, including some chips to the edges and corners. The frame is composed of sections, and joints are visible. The upper joint on the right hand side is slightly open but stable. The modern stand is in a 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. 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."
Formerly in the collection of Victor Cavendish-Bentinck, 9th Duke of Portland (1897-1990);
Thence by descent
Dimensions: 21cm., 8 1/4 in.
Medium: gilt copper, in an ebonised wood frame
Saleroom Notice: The illustration for this lot is incorrectly numbered as lot 1011 on page 13 in the printed catalogue.