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Auction Description for Sotheby's: Collections

Collections (327 Lots)

by Sotheby's


327 lots with images

26 October 2016

Live Auction

London, United Kingdom

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A PAIR OF CHINESE JADE PHOENIX<BR>20TH CENTURY |

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Description: modelled in mirror image, each depicted standing on pierced rocks, finely detailed with elaborate plumage

Condition Report: Both in general good condition with the exception of minor chips and losses to the extremities, including the wattle of one phoenix. There are minor inclusions and natural flaws to both."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."

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A GROUP OF CHINESE AGATE AND ROSE QUARTZ CARVINGS<BR>19TH/20TH CENTURY |

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Description: comprising of: a large rose quartz figure of a maiden; a rose quartz figure of a boy riding on an elephant; a lavender chalcedony agate figure of a maiden, wood stand; an agate 'chilong and lingzhi' washer, wood stand; together with a mottle-glazed stoneware waterpot, wood stand

Condition Report: The trunk of the rose quartz elephant has been broken and restuck. The chalcedony agate maiden has been broken and restuck (around the waist and the floral branch). The rose quartz maiden and agate washer are in general good order apart from minor nicks and chips to the extremities. The stoneware waterpot has minor surface scratchings. There is an indecipherable handwritten mark to the bottom."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."

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A PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE-VERTE BISCUIT FIGURES OF HARES<BR>QING DYNASTY, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: modelled in mirror image, each animal crouching with head turned sharply to the side, ears pricked, grasping a lingzhi spray in its jaws and supporting the moon on its back, brightly decorated with dark fur markings on a pale aubergine ground with yellow breasts, all supported on a rectangular base with fan shaped panels of flowers on reserved on a diaper ground (minor restoration)

Condition Report: One hare has restoration around the bottom of both ears, top of the head and around the base of the moon, and a hairline firing crack running up half of one corner of the stand, the other hare has restoration to both ears, otherwise both are in 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."

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A PAIR OF CHINESE FAMILLE ROSE FIGURES OF COCKERELS<BR>QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH/EARLY 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: each modelled standing on a pierced rockwork base, with head turned to the side and the body brightly decorated with pink breasts, orange combs, yellow, green, blue and white wing feathers and a large plume of black tail feathers

Condition Report: One bird has restoration to the comb, a 12cm., hairline body crack and a small chip to the tip of one tail feather, the other bird has chips to the tips of the comb, otherwise in 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."

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A PAIR OF CHINESE PORCELAIN MODELS OF PARROTS<BR>QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH CENTURY |

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Description: modelled in mirror image, each depicted standing on pierced rocks, brightly enamelled with yellow and green plumage

Condition Report: Both with a small loss at the tip of the beak. The surface has considerable short scratches, particularly evident on the yellow and green enamels. There are general firing flaws and enamel wear."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."

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A COLLECTION OF TWELVE STAFFORDSHIRE TULIP-SHAPED SPILL VASES, SECOND QUARTER 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: pottery, porcelain

Condition Report: It is recommended that the pieces are viewed in the gallery. Each model has a varying degree of old restoration which is discoloured. The restorations are typically located at one or two petals on each model, and the tips of the leaves. Three of the smaller models have restored leaves with over-paint which is starting to crack. As is typical with the material, there are some areas of glaze crazing and associated staining to surface."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."

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A SET OF SIX MEISSEN SOUP PLATES, CIRCA 1760-65 |

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Description: crossed swords and dot marks in underglaze-blue, most with impressed numeral 10,

Condition Report: One with section or rim re-stuck and another with two rim chips. Otherwise some typical minor glaze ware as a result of stacking and some flaking to brown enamel on rim. "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."

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A COLLECTION OF COZZI COFFEE CUPS AND SAUCERS, CIRCA 1765-75 |

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Description: anchor marks in iron-red

Condition Report: One cup with puce scale border - the handle is re-stuck and riveted at terminals; One cup painted with a vase of flowers, with three short hairline crack to the rim and a hairline crack to footrim, the other cup painted in this pattern with a minute chip to rim; One cup painted with the green line pattern - the handle is re-stuck; One saucer painted with purple ribbons - minute chip to saucer; The saucer with the green scale saucer is broken in half and restored, the cup has two hairline cracks to rim. Typical surface wear. "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."

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THREE COZZI DINNER PLATES, CIRCA 1770 |

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Description: anchor marks in iron-red

Condition Report: Each plate with extensive wear to gilding. Each plate with chips to footing. "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."

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NORTHERN ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY | Relief of the Circumcision

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Description: gilt copper, in an ebonised wood frame

Condition Report: 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."

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NORTH ITALIAN, 16TH CENTURY<BR />CIRCLE OF JACOPO SANSOVINO (1486-1570) | Relief with the Coronation of the Virgin

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Description: gilt bronze, in a modern ebonised wood frame

Condition Report: Overall, the condition of the bronze 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 Virgin's proper right knee, Christ's proper left knee, and the elbows of two of the putti. There are a few scratches, including behind the Virgin's back. There is a minor casting fissure to the bottom of the relief at the centre, which is also visible on the reverse, where there are remnants of a residue. There is some tarnishing to the gilding, notably in the crevices. There is an old label and an envelope with old cataloguing information attached to the reverse with tape. The ebonised wood frame is in good condition, with some wear and dirt to the surface. It is composed of sections, and the joints on the right hand side are slightly open but stable. There are a few small chips to the inside of the frame on the right hand side. There is wear to the gilding on the inside of the frame. The modern stand is in 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."

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A SMALL ITALIAN WALNUT COMMODE, LOMBARDY LATE 17TH CENTURY |

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Description: with later short bracket feet, losses

Condition Report: The commode is in fair condition, with marks and scratches consistent with age and use, notably to the top which has some watermarks. There are minor losses overall to the veneers, especially to the moulded plinth. One handle lacking from the bottom drawer, and it is possible these handles are later. Some replaced elements to the plinth base. Evidence of historic worm notably to sides which has resulted in some fragmentation. Attractive shape."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."

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A PAIR OF WILLIAM IV GILTWOOD AND MARBLE CONSOLE TABLES, CIRCA 1835, ATTRIBUTED TO THE WORKSHOP OF WILLIAM CRIBB |

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Description: the reverse of each with a paper label The Property of F. C. Bentinck / 16 Mansfield Street

Condition Report: These have been re-gilt and the surface with some residual dirt which would clean up nicely. Exposed gesso and timber and there are losses to the carving which is of some quality. The attractive marble tops, probably later, have minor rim chips and both are applied with slate blocks to the underside to re-enforce repaired breaks and the tables have been adapted to make them shallower in depth. Whilst in distressed country house condition, they will be superb when restored."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."

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A GEORGE II CARVED GILTWOOD AND GESSO MIRROR, CIRCA 1735 |

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Description: the bevelled plate re-silvered, re-gilt

Condition Report: This mirror is in good conserved condition. It has been re-gilt & gessoed and re-silvered. There are minor losses to the gilding, most notably to the apron and to the egg-and-dart top and bottom borders, visible from the catalogue photograph. There is movement to construction, notably to the upper left corner of the frame. This piece is ready to be placed and of lovely quality."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."

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AN IRISH GEORGE III MARQUETRY AND PENWORK DECORATED SATINWOOD SECRÉTAIRE CHEST, CIRCA 1785, ATTRIBUTED TO WILLIAM MOORE OF DUBLIN |

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Description: the fall front drawer enclosing an arrangement of pigeon holes above one long drawer flanked by eight short drawers with ivory handles and replaced baize lining, over four long drawers, the reverse with inscription Charlotte E*** / Feb 22 1865, restorations

Condition Report: This piece is in conserved condition. with marks and scratches consistent with age and use, especially around the handles which have been remounted and to the surface of the drawer fronts and the top. There are losses to the cockbeading and small losses & replacements to the veneers. Feet reduced in height. The secretaire will require a new baise top which has a significant age crack to the interior and losses to the ivory handles. Escutcheon lacking to the lock of fall front. Penwork decoration faded. An attractive academic lot."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."

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A PAIR OF REGENCY STYLE GILT-BRASS MOUNTED KINGWOOD THREE-TIER ÉTAGÈRES, LATE 19TH CENTURY/EARLY 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: each tier quarter-veneered within Greek Key inlaid maple borders, losses

Condition Report: In country house conditon. A brass finial is missing from one. Some tiers have warped slightly, typical with age, and there is some movement to the veneers as a result. Minor old marks and scratches commensurate with age."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."

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A TRANSITIONAL GILT-BRONZE MOUNTED KINGWOOD, TULIPWOOD AND PARQUETRY COMMODE BY JACQUES DAUTRICHE  CIRCA 1770 |

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Description: the brêche d'Alep marble top above three short frieze drawers and two long drawers inlaid sans traverse, stamped J. Dautriche

Condition Report: The commode is in reasonable conserved condition, with marks, scuffs and scratches consistent with age and use. There are losses and minor lifting to the front drawers veneer, together with signs of old restorations. The sides with some shrinking cracks and splits in part repaired. The right gilt-bronze chute with a broken but secure swan; the gilt-bronze handles are loose. Overall a very good and solid piece that would benefit from further restoration."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."

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AFTER SIR THOMAS LAWRENCE | Head study of Lady Elizabeth Lowther (d. 1869)

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Description: oil and pencil on board

Condition Report: The board is flat, the paint surface is relatively clean and the varnish is clear and even. There is some surface dirt in the lower right corner, and retouchings in the face are faintly discoloured, most visible in the darker hues of the sitter's lower cheek and jawline. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals these and further retouchings throughout the face of the sitter, and scattered in the plain background. In overall fair 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."

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HENRY EDRIDGE, A.R.A. | Portrait of William, Viscount Lowther, later 2<sup>nd</sup> Earl of Lonsdale (1787-1872)

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Description: Pencil;signed lower left: H. Edridge 1804

Condition Report: The pencil is well preserved. The sheet has darkened with time and there are minor areas of surface dirt."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."

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FOLLOWER OF JAN VAN OS | A river landscape with figures in boats, a windmill beyond
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JOHANNES JANSON | A drover with livestock by a church and a river

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Description: oil on oak panel

Condition Report: The panel is uncradled and flat. The paint surface is slightly dirty and the varnish is slightly discoloured. There is a small retouched loss in the centre, just above the pinnacle of the spire, and two losses, lower right, approx. 0.5 x 1 cm. - all visible in the catalogue illustration. There is also a superficial diagonal surface scratch in the sky, upper right. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a milky varnish, beneath which it is difficult to discern intervention - it appears that some of the cloud forms may have been strengthened slightly, but the painting is otherwise untouched. In overall 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."

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EMILY BEATRICE BLAND | Southampton Water

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Description: oil on board

Condition Report: The board appears to be in sound stable order and the work in overall good condition. UV light inspection reveals no evidence of any retouching or restoration. Held in a gilded composition frame and framed under glass."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."

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DIMITRIE BEREA | A view of Westminster Abbey

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Description: oil on canvas

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A GEORGE II BRASS TAPERSTICK, MID 18TH CENTURY |

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Description: together with a George III brass wax-jack (2)

Condition Report: The taperstick is attractive. There is wear and rubbing to raised detail from polishing, but this gives the piece a nice 'aged' feel. It is very slightly mis-shapen and there are typical old marks and scratches. Edges of base with very slight prangs, these do not detract and it is of steady stance. The wax-jack is generally in good order. The central stem is slightly loose."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."

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A PAIR OF QUEEN ANNE BRASS CANDLESTICKS, CIRCA 1710 |

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Description: together with a pair of George I brass candlesticks, circa 1720 and a further George I brass candlestick, circa 1715 (5)

Condition Report: An attractive lot. Wear and rubbing to knopped detail and bases of each from historic polishing (as to be expected). There are some dents to stems. The single example is slightly mis-shapen as per the catalogue image. "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."

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A PAIR OF GEORGE II BRASS CANDLESTICKS, MID 18TH CENTURY |

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Description: together with a Dutch example, circa 1700 (3)

Condition Report: Attractive group. There is wear from rubbing to cast knopped stems and base from polishing. Stem on one slightly mis-shapen. There are dents and prangs to the base of the Dutch example. "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."

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TWO PAIRS OF GEORGE II BRASS CANDLESTICKS, MID 18TH CENTURY |

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Description: brass

Condition Report: Attractive group. Soldered repair to a tear in the base of one candlestick. Soldered repair to the stem of another, soldered repair to one sconce. These repairs appear to have occurred sometime ago. Stems slightly mis-shapen on some. An attractive with rubbing to cast knopped details and bases."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."

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A PAIR OF GEORGE III MAHOGANY AND CHEQUER-BANDED ADJUSTABLE CANDLESTICK STANDS, CIRCA 1775 |

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Description: together with two pairs of George III brass mounted mahogany candlesticks, the larger pair turned and fluted and the smaller pair turned and reeded (6)

Condition Report: Overall in fair condition. The candlestands with filler and minor losses to the boxwood chequer banding. The stem of one tray with a repaired break. The bases with cracks and old repairs. One with a loose stem. Some ring marks to the top. The candlesticks in generally good condition with variations to colour. With repairs and breaks to some of the stems and base. A reeded example with one loose nozzle."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."

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A GEORGE III BRASS TRIVET, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY |

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Description: together with a George III style brass trivet and a George III revolving brass mounted cast iron plate stand, 18th century (3)

Condition Report: In overall reasonable condition. The George III trivet has customary pitting from the casting process, there is one small minor crack to the brass lattice work which is structurally sound but has caused the surface to be slightly uneven. The plate stand and later trivet are in good condition. With some old marks and scratches to all three commensurate with age and use."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."

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THREE PAIRS OF GEORGE III BRASS CANDLESTICKS, LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY |

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Description: the pair with cylindrical tapered stems with an ejector to the underside of each (6)

Condition Report: Medium pair 27cm. Smallest pair 23cm. The largest pair with splits to rubbed areas on base. each candlestick with pitting old marks and scratches and misshapen drip pans."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."

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A GEORGE II BRASS INLAID MAHOGANY TEA CHEST, CIRCA 1750, IN THE MANNER OF LANDALL & GORDON |

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Description: the right hand side slides upwards to reveal a concealed shallow drawer, the brass bracket feet stamped 1725

Condition Report: Overall in fair condition. With some minor lifting to the brass stringing. There is an L shaped patch repair to the reverse. With some age cracks to the exterior and lifting to the veneers. The brass feet are slightly loose. With some old marks and scratches commensurate with age and use."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."

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A PAIR OF GEORGE III SILVER PLATE CANDLESTICKS, PROBABLY SHEFFIELD CIRCA 1770 |

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Description: each elongated oval form loaded

Condition Report: With some typical exposed copper to raised areas from rubbing to surface. Minor dents and scratches commensurate with age and use."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."

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TWO GEORGE III SILVER PLATED URNS AND COVERS, POSSIBLY SHEFFIELD, LAST QUARTER 18TH CENTURY |

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Description: one with a polished horn handle, the other with a scallop shaped ivory handle 

Condition Report: Good examples. Each tarnished and with exposed copper to details cast in relief and edges. Neither has been tested to see if watertight. Some evidence of soldered repair to interiors although no visible tears to exterior... Because these are in an unpolished state there maybe other marks and scratches not immediately visible. The larger is crested. The lid is loose. Appears re-silvered. Abrasions to interior. Ivory tap is stained. Wear consistent with age and use. The smaller is another fine example The horn tap is detachable. The bun feet are very slightly mis-shapen but this does not detract. The lid is dented to inside rim but fits well. Wear consistent with age and use. Both are very decorative."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."

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AN ASSORTED GROUP OF DOMESTIC IMPLEMENTS, 18TH/19TH CENTURY |

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Description: comprising: two brass mantel ornaments in the form of ladies shoes; two George II brass dredgers; a Regency brass sarcophagus form tobacco box, the lid engraved John Keates / London; a turned brass finial; a Friendly Society pierced brass pole finial surmounted by a crown with the initials DFS, late 18th century; a brass scallop shaped tray; a miniature pierced brass trivet with a mahogany handle; two steel and polished brass extendable toasting forks; a portable brass kettle stand; a brass knocker and receiving bolt; a polished brass nut cracker; a turned oak treen object; and a set of George II bell-metal cup weights, dated 1736 (17)

Condition Report: An academic and decorative lot. The brass 'shoes' slightly misshapen. The brass dredgers with prangs, dents and old marks and scratches. Finial with dents. Brass toasting forks with some dents to tubular stems and one missing a ring handle. The bell-metal weights had a lid but this is severed at the hinge site. The brass casket with slightly misshapen feet. The brass door knocker in good order. Treen object with old marks and scratches. These items all exhibit the kind of wear that one would expect from age and in some cases regular domestic use. This lot which represents very good value at the published estimate."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."

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A GROUP OF FIVE OPAQUE-TWIST WINE GLASSES, CIRCA 1765 |

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Description: all with ogee bowls, two similar, one of which with a bowl engraved with flower sprigs, on stems with a central gauze encircled by a pair of opaque spiral threads; one with an opaque multi-spiral knopped stem; one with a central opaque-white twist encircled by two corkscrew threads, and a short glass with gauze-corkscrew and two parallel opaque-white threads,

Condition Report: The short glass with a 'scar' around the bottom of the stem. The engraved glass with two tiny nicks to underside of footing."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."

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TWO PAIRS OF CUT GLASS DECANTERS AND STOPPERS, CIRCA 1770 AND 1820 |

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Description: one pair of tapering shape cut all over with diamond facets, 29cm., 11 3/8 in. high, the other pair of swollen cylindrical form with diamond and star cut facets under bands of close prismatic cutting at the necks, the stoppers with star cuts, 22.9cm., 9in. high, together with a jug elaborately cut with various diamonds and flutes, 29.3cm., 11 1/2 in. high, and a tall footed sweetmeat dish, 20.5cm., 8 1/8 in. high

Condition Report: Decorative. Generally in good order. With the sort of wear that is to be expected - although this does not detract. Chips to rim and foot of sweet meat dish."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."

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AN IRISH GLASS PEDESTAL OVAL BOWL, CIRCA 1800 |

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Description: the turnover rim cut with bands of vertical facets, the bowl with a triple band of ovoid facets, set on a multi-knopped stem, on a lemon squeezer foot and integral square base

Condition Report: Chip to one corner of base. Two shallow chips and some nicks to underside of base. Some light surface scratches to interior."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."

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A GEORGE III BRASS BOUND MAHOGANY SPIRIT CADDY, CIRCA 1790 |

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Description: Glass, brass, mahogany

Condition Report: Bottle stand: Attractive. Silver plated stand with some tarnishing with copper showing at highlights. One butterfly screw missing to underside. The bottles are generally very good, they could possibly be associated but are a very, very good fit. Very minor chips to stoppers which does not detract. Mahogany Spirit Case: Locked and there is no key so interior not inspected. The case has an ebony strung border which is nice. Brass elements are loose and would benefit from securing. Residual brass polish to brass and mahogany. Lid handle is loose. Old marks and scratches consistent with age. This box looks nicer in the flesh."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."

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A COLLECTION OF WINE AND CHAMPAGNE COASTERS, 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: comprising: a pair of Regency gilt-metal mounted pressed papier mache coasters; a George III silver metal mounted red leather wine coaster; a George III black and gilt papier mache coaster; a turned mahogany coaster; a pair of George III mahogany coasters and a large pair of silvered metal and beech magnum coasters (9) 

Condition Report: Overall in country house condition with some old marks and scratches throughout. The small red leather coaster has some lifting to the brass as can be seen in the catalogue photo. The silvered metal coasters are in good condition with customary marks and scratches - as are the mahogany coasters."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."

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A GEORGE III BRASS BOUND MAHOGANY PEAT BUCKET, CIRCA 1780 |

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Description: with a removable lead liner, together with a riveted copper fire basket

Condition Report: The copper bucket with many dents and prangs from age and use. The interior tarnished. Brass swing later. A useful object. The brass bound peat bucket with a later brass lining. Brass bands loose. The image in the catalogue is an accurate reflection of colour and surface. The coopered side are loose. The base is currently detached but present. Will benefit from repair. "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."

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A GEORGE III BOXWOOD STRUNG MAHOGANY CELLARETTE-ON-STAND, CIRCA 1790 |

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Description: the hinged top opening to reveal twelve bottle divisions with brass carrying handles to the sides and an ivory escutcheon

Condition Report: The figured top is faded. There is movement to the timber and there are old marks, scratches and patches. The interior is sound. Lifting to veneers and losses to boxwood stringing. The base, with lifting to mouldings, loss to cock beading and crude repair to front leg which has resulted in a slightly unsteady stance."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."

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A GEORGE III SILVER MOUNTED SATINWOOD AND KINGWOOD CROSSBANDED TEACADDY, CIRCA 1800, THE HALLMARKED MOUNTS PROBABLY SUPPLIED BY JAMES ALDRIDGE |

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Description: the hinged top opening to reveal a leather lined interior enclosing a cut glass mixing bowl and lidded decanters

Condition Report: Lovely quality. Typical old marks and scratches - which generally do not detract. Some very small sections of veneer replaced, this appears to have occurred a long time ago. Small re-glued crack to lid. Some discolouration to satinwood around silver swing handle on lid (probably from polish). The attractive red leather interior with old marks and some very small holes and lifting. Later velvet surface to underside. The glass components good and original to this box, which is nice. The mixing bowl with scuffs to underside. The caddy-bottles with some minor polished out chips. The stoppers with chips to edges and flared neck of each. A charming object. "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."

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A GEORGE III BRASS MOUNTED MAHOGANY WINE COOLER, CIRCA 1790 |

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Description: with two later removable lead liners 

Condition Report: In reasonable conserved condition. With signs of movement to the joints and old marks and scratches throughout commensurate with age and use. The lead lining apparently original."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."

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A PAIR OF REGENCY BRASS BOUND MAHOGANY WINE COOLERS, FIRST QUARTER 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: each of coopered form with a hinged lid enclosing a lead lined interior

Condition Report: In overall fair condition. The possible later lion masks with ware and tarnishing. The lead line interiors are distressed. With old marks and scratches and residual brass polish throughout commensurate with age and use."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."

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A GEORGE III BRASS MOUNTED MAHOGANY PLATE BUCKET |

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Description: together with an octagonal George III pierced brass mounted mahogany plate bucket, both with later liners (2)

Condition Report: Octagonal example: Later brass liner which cannot be removed due to swing handle. Separation at join of two canted sides and brass band at this site. Age cracks and some old repairs. Generally good. Cylindrical example: Generally good. Some old repairs including small inset sections of time to mahogany sides. Old age cracks. Loose brass bands and residual brass polish. Old marks and scratches to both commensurate with age and use. Both later liners tarnished and with old marks and scratches."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."

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A GEORGE III BRASS BOUND MAHOGANY WINE COOLER, CIRCA 1760 |

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Description: the hinged top enclosing a later lead liner with gilt-brass carrying handles

Condition Report: Attractive scale. Lid lacks a ring handle to front side, probably fairly easy to replace. The lock is lacking and there are chips to this site, a section of timber to the lid in which held the lock shooting-bolt receiver has been replaced (approx. 9cm. long by 1cm. high). Residual brass polish throughout. Dents and scratches to brass. Old marks and scratches throughout (as to be expected). Probably re-polished but done well. Interior now with later lift out metal liner, formerly fitted with bottle divisions and lead lined - evidence of this to interior. A pleasing lot in terms of proportions and colour."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."

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A GEORGE II CARVED MAHOGANY POLE SCREEN, MID 18TH CENTURY |

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Description: with a contemporary English pastoral landscape needlework panel, finely worked in tent stitch petit-point, together with a George II style carved mahogany pie-crust tripod table, 19th century (2)

Condition Report: Needlework panel distressed condition, with areas of foundation visible and stitching lacking, especially to the sky, and the outer edges, which indicate a differentiation in colour and condition and were possibly previously behind a frame, and the whole panel has been applied to this surround later. Some areas of later reworking, especially too green hillocks of foreground, and visible as the darker outer highlighting to the figures and horses, as visible in the photograph. Pole misshapen and warped. Finial probably later. Pole rubbed and with damage. Base nice quality. Tripod Top and pedestal possibly associated. Fracture to one leg."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."

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