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Lot 774: SIX SILVER SPOONS, 17TH CENTURY |
20 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: comprising a seal-top spoon by Richard or Hugh Osborn, Exeter, circa 1600; a pair of trefid spoons engraved H/TM and initialed R on handle by Seth Lofthouse, London, 1698; a pair of trefid spoons engraved A*W/1697 on handle by Isaac Davenport, London, 1697; and a spoon with curved tubular handle, the bowl engraved with arms, dated 1648, probably Swiss
all with wear, and thinning to edge of bowls; the last spoon dated 1648 with small repair to edge of bowl and with the engravings on back of bowl heavily rubbed
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 of longest 7 5/8 in.