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Lot 689: TWO DIRECTOIRE SILVER-GILT SUGAR URNS, JACQUART MARC, PARIS, CIRCA 1800 |
20 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: both on similar bases and fitted with cut-glass liners, the first with elephant head handles and decorated with scrolling foliage centered by masks; the second supported on paired human feet and decorated with a reclining Victory, griffon-head handles and pharoah-head finial, lacking cover
as noted re. missing cover; the second with one ball foot pushed in so slightly crooked; glass liners with a few minor nicks to edges; 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 of taller 9 in.