Lot 538: TWO ROCOCO GOLD PATCH BOXES, CIRCA 1750 |
19 October 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: the first in gold and striated grey agate, with two compartments, the mounts enclosing birds and putti, fitted with a mirror, English or German, with later French control marks; the second rectangular, the cover chased with a putto, fitted with a mirror, probably English or Dutch
rectangular box with losses to the front right rim and several losses to the cover mount; mirrors with spots of discoloration- particularly the one in the rectangular box; hinges tight, otherwise 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.
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Provenance: Bernard Franck Collection, Paris, early 20th century
Dimensions: length of larger 1 3/4 in.