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Auction Description for Sotheby's: Collections: Silver, Vertu, Ceramics, and Russian Works of Art

Collections: Silver, Vertu, Ceramics, and Russian Works of Art (236 Lots)

by Sotheby's


236 lots with images

20 October 2016

Live Auction

New York, NY, USA

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A SILVER SCULPTURE OF A FISHER BOY, PROBABLY ITALIAN, 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: formed as a boy crouching on a rock holding a basket containing an octopus, on a marble base

Condition Report: a few minor nicks to surface, sculpture loose on base and one piece underneath where screws into sculpture broken off (doesn't affect the appearance or structural 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.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.

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AN AMERICAN SILVER-PLATED LIGHTHOUSE COCKTAIL SHAKER, INTERNATIONAL SILVER CO., MERIDEN, CT, CIRCA 1930 |

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Description: in the form of a windowed lighthouse with a gallery around the light, side applied with a label engraved Sallie, with rubber stopper, lacking the original stopper

Condition Report: as noted re. the stopper, the sides with several dings and light surface scratches, otherwise goodIn 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.

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AN ITALIAN SILVER

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Description: formed as two shells centered by a realistically-modeled octopus, on shell feet

Condition Report: in very good conditionIn 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.

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AN ENGLISH SILVER LOBSTER-FORM

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Description: realistically modeled with hinged claws and matted surface, the body forms the cover, removable liner with gilt interior

Condition Report: very good conditionIn 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.

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A PORTUGUESE SILVER NEF, W.A. SARMENTO, LISBON, 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: the three-masted ship fully rigged with seven sails, flying pennant, cannons, and hinged rudder

Condition Report: good condition, a few wires detachedIn 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.

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A GERMAN SILVER NEF-FORM INKSTAND, 18TH / 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: the single-masted ship with flying pennant, deck with cannons and two hatches that contain an inkwell and sander, the stern dated 1783

Condition Report: one rigging loose, otherwise good conditionIn 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.

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AN ITALIAN SILVER CENTERPIECE MOUNTED WITH HARDSTONES, BUCCELLATI, MILAN, 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: the cast shellwork sides mounted with alternating panels of lapis lazuli and bloodstone

Condition Report: minor dings and surface scratches to interior, in good conditionIn 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.

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AN AMERICAN SILVER

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Description: the handles topped by fully-modeled mermaids

Condition Report: the sides with several small shallow dents, the foot with some scratches and dings, otherwise goodIn 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.

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A PAIR OF ITALIAN SILVER AND MALACHITE FIVE-LIGHT CANDELABRA, BARTOLINI BARTOLOZZI & C. S.A.S., FLORENCE, CIRCA 1950-60 |

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Description: in French Empire style, the branches spreading from eagle heads

Condition Report: one stem with losses and re-gluing, malachite bases with minor cracks, traces of gilding, otherwise goodIn 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.

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AN ITALIAN SILVER TWO-HANDLED TRAY MOUNTED WITH MALACHITE, LUIGI CERVONE, MILAN, LATE 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: the borders with bold scrolling foliage on matted ground and mounted with malachite panels

Condition Report: center with a few minor surface scratches and small creases/dings, otherwise goodIn 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.

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A PAIR OF MONUMENTAL SILVER AND MALACHITE SEVEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA, PROBABLY ITALIAN, 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: the triform malachite bases each mounted with three silver dolphins supporting the shaft which rises from a silver mount applied with three masks, the scalework arms issuing from the mouths of winged masks are topped by sconces applied with satyr masks, the central light applied with fully-modeled putti supporting masks, harpies, putti holding a ribbon-tied floral swag, and phoenixes

Condition Report: five of the six dolphins mounted on both bases are loose and have glue residue; each base with a small loss to malachite at angle; one with branch need remounting; otherwise goodIn 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.

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AN ITALIAN SILVER MEAT DISH WITH BOAR-FORM COVER, 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: in the Buccellati style, the oval dish with textured ground and rustic branch handles, the cover formed as a boar with textured fur sitting amongst oak leaves

Condition Report: the cover lacking a few leaves or parts of leaves that have broken off, otherwise good conditionIn 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.

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A PAIR OF ITALIAN SILVER PUG-FORM WINE COOLERS, 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: with textured fur, black cabochon inset eyes, and hinged heads

Condition Report: as noted re. traces of an Italian mark next to the existing marks, overall very good conditionIn 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.

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THREE SPANISH SILVER-MOUNTED GLASS BIRD-FORM DECANTERS, 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: including an owl and cockatoo, with gilt eyes and beaks, the owl with glass eyes

Condition Report: glass with some tiny nicks to the cut-glass "wings", overall good conditionIn 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.

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TWO DUTCH SILVER BIRD-FORM DECANTERS, 1902 AND 1904 |

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Description: modeled as a crane and an owl, with pierced inner covers

Condition Report: crane lacking glass eyes and with large dent to one side of body, the owl cover dented on one side of head, otherwise goodIn 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.

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THREE GERMAN SILVER-MOUNTED GLASS DUCK-FORM DECANTERS, HANAU, FIRST HALF 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: the two clear glass bodies etched with feathers

Condition Report: one lacking eyes (empty settings), otherwise good condition, no chips to glassIn 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.

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AN ENGLISH SILVER-GILT BIRD CAGE, TIFFANY & CO., LONDON, 1985 |

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Description: applied with borders of scrolling foliage and with a matching door latch, the pagoda-style top hung with bells and with pineapple finial, the wood base with two pull-out trays, the interior with two feeders, two wood perches, one ladder with wood rungs, and six birds

Condition Report: 3 bells replaced and gilt metal, the top drilled with 3 holes for hanging?, overall good conditionIn 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.

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AN AMERICAN SILVER SAN LORENZO PATTERN FLATWARE SERVICE, TIFFANY & CO., NEW YORK, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: unengraved, comprising:18 dinner knives18 dinner forks18 lunch knives18 lunch forks16 fish knives18 butter spreaders18 salad forks18 cocktail forks18 teaspoons18 tablespoons18 soup spoons18 coffee spoons2 serving forks2 serving spoons2 carvers220 pieces

Condition Report: good condition with light signs of use; all knife blades Tiffany & Co. and no dents to handles or splitting from bladesIn 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.

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AN AMERICAN SILVER ALEXANDRA PATTERN FLATWARE SERVICE, DOMINICK & HAFF, RETAILED BY HOWARD & CO., NEW YORK, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: handles crested and monogrammed LJ, comprising:24 dinner knives24 dinner forks36 lunch knives32 lunch forks12 fish forks22 teaspoons23 dessert spoons24 tablespoons8 demitasse spoons5 egg spoons2 carvers1 gravy ladleTogether with 4 similar New King pattern silver cocktail forks by the same, 217 pieces.

Condition Report: the stainless steel blades rusted and need to be replaced on the dinner knives, lunch knives, and carvers; the carving knife with blade separating from handle; several of the dinner & lunch knives with shallow dents to edges of handles; otherwise goodIn 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.

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AN AMERICAN SILVER MARIE ANTOINETTE PATTERN FLATWARE SERVICE, DOMINICK & HAFF FOR BLACK, STARR & FROST, NEW YORK, CIRCA 1920 |

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Description: engraved with initial H, comprising:12 dinner knives12 dinner forks12 dessert knives12 dessert forks12 fruit knives11 butter spreaders 12 salad forks12 cocktail forks24 teaspoons6 tablespoons12 soup spoons12 bouillon spoons12 citrus spoons11 coffee spoons12 iced tea spoons5-piece carving set3 cold meat forks1 serving fork3 serving spoons1 gravy ladle1 pie servers1 berry spoon1 preserve spoon1 master butter knife1 lemon fork1 sugar spoon1 sugar sifter1 sugar tongsin original fitted wood case, the cover mounted with a brass plaque initialed to match. Together with 1 plated pie server. 206 pieces.

Condition Report: all with light signs of use, the large carving fork with dings to handle, the large carving knife and knife sharpener with dents to tips of handles, the other knife handles with no dents/dings; the wood case with signs of wear, the left hinge & lock for knife frame inside cover slightly dented and lacking hinge pinIn 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.

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AN AMERICAN SILVER SIX-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SET WITH MATCHING TRAY, GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, RI, RETAILED BY THEODORE B. STARR, NY, 1883 |

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Description: chased with floral swags and scrolling foliage, comprising a Teapot, Coffee Pot, Kettle on Lampstand, Creamer, Sugar Bowl, Waste Bowl, and two-handled Tray

Condition Report: in good condition, with minor signs of wear- light surface scratches and nicksIn 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.

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AN AMERICAN SILVER ROYAL WINDSOR PATTERN FIVE-PIECE TEA AND COFFEE SET, TOWLE SILVERSMITHS, NEWBURYPORT, MA, MID 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: comprising a Teapot, Coffee Pot, Creamer, covered Sugar Bowl, and Waste Bowl, all engraved with foliate initials McC

Condition Report: teapot, coffee pot, and sugar bowl with dings and small dents to sides, the coffee pot finial pushed down on one side, otherwise goodIn 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.

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A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER TRI-FORM TRAY, TUCK CHANG & CO., SHANGHAI, CIRCA 1900 |

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Description: chased with dragons and clouds on matted ground, the pierced matching border with beaded rim

Condition Report: repair to circular reserve in center, extra silver solder at join of border, overall good conditionIn 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.

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A SET OF CHINESE EXPORT SILVER CUPS, BO CHAN, CHENGTU, DATED 1948 |

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Description: comprising 8 Goblets, 8 Beakers and 8 Sake Cups, each engraved with a dragon

Condition Report: 4 beakers and 1 sake cup with one or two minor dings/creases, 1 beaker with small dent near base, otherwise good conditionIn 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.

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A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER TWO-HANDLED TRAY, TUCK CHANG & CO., SHANGHAI, CIRCA 1900 |

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Description: oval, the center engraved with a dragon, the border applied with dragons, applied bamboo rim and handles

Condition Report: minor surface scratches from use, overall good conditionIn 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.

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A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER HOT WATER JUG, BAO CHANG, CHONGQING, CIRCA 1900 |

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Description: the body embossed with two dragons and applied with Chinese characters below rim, the hinged cover with lion finial and a Kwang-Tung province coin thumpiece

Condition Report: a few minor dings/creases throughout, otherwise good conditionIn 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.

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A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT SILVER CANDLESTICKS AND A SIMILAR BOWL, CIRCA 1900 |

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Description: the candlesticks formed as fully-modeled dragons on circular bases chased with clouds by Hung Chong & Co., Canton, the bowl embossed with a dragon and initialled by Wang Hing, Hong Kong

Condition Report: one candlestick with bottom leg of dragon broken off and needs to be reattached, otherwise in good conditionIn 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.

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A JAPANESE EXPORT PARCEL-GILT SILVER INCENSE BURNER, GOTO KOBUN, LATE 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: the pedestal foot with openwork knop cast with flowering branches, the spherical body with panels of mythical creatures and clouds on matted ground, the pierced cover with dragons and a fully-modeled finial, interior with removable bowl

Condition Report: stem pushed down on one side, excess solder at points where rings and finial applied, underneath base, and inside bowl of base (not repairs, just from construction), bowl with a few minor dings, otherwise goodIn 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.

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A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER SWEETMEAT BOX AND COVER, 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: lobed, engraved with flowers and birds, interior fitted with a wood tray pierced like a Chinese coin and supporting nine small silver dishes engraved with the eight Daoist emblems and Shoulao’s peach

Condition Report: finial with some minor dents/dings, base with several dents to interior rim, small trays with some denting to rims and 1 with small dent to interior, wood with scratches and wear, overall good conditionIn 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.

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A PAIR OF CHINESE EXPORT SILVER VASES, YANG QING, SHANGHAI, CIRCA 1900 |

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Description: embossed with figures on horseback in landscapes, the necks engraved with flowering branches

Condition Report: both with a few minor dings, one with rim dented, otherwise goodIn 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.

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A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER PRESENTATION BOWL, TUCK CHANG & CO., SHANGHAI, DATED 1910 |

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Description: embossed with bamboo and cherry blossoms on matted ground, lion mask and ring handles, the front with presentation inscription in shield

Condition Report: in good conditionIn 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.

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A GROUP OF SEVEN CHINESE EXPORT SILVER MUGS, LATE 19TH CENTURY |

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Description: comprising three chased with bamboo, one by Wang Hing, Hong Kong, dated 1888, the second with maker's mark S*S, the last by Khecheong, Canton; one with peonies by Luen Wo, Shanghai; one with a village scene by Wang Hing, Hong Kong; one with a battle scene and dragon handle, marks rubbed; and one large octagonal chased with animals, figures and flowers and with dragon handle, marked on base and with presentation inscription dated 1869

Condition Report: all engraved with a monogram or presentation inscription; the one with bamboo by Khecheong with small dent to body; otherwise all in good conditionIn 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.

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AN AMERICAN SILVER CIGAR BOX WITH CARVED JADE FINIAL, JOHN WANAMAKER, PHILADELPHIA, CIRCA 1930 |

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Description: the hinged cover with engraved geometric border and mounted with a jade belt hook carved as a dragon, interior lined with cedar

Condition Report: sides with a few shallow dents, otherwise good conditionIn 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.

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TWO JAPANESE EXPORT SILVER VASES, 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: one embossed and chased with a house and water mill in a mountain landscape, the other engraved with a mountain landscape dotted with gilt houses and with a poem

Condition Report: the first with several dents along upper body, the second with a few shallow creases to side, otherwise goodIn 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.

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THREE CHINESE EXPORT SILVER PICTURE FRAMES, 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: comprising one circular decorated with dragons and two rectangular with peonies, all with navy velvet backs with hinged stands

Condition Report: in good condition, probably rebacked Picture sizes: 5 1/2 x 7 in.; 4 1/2 x 6 1/2; 4 in. diameterIn 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.

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A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER INKSTAND, WANG HING, HONG KONG, CIRCA 1900 |

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Description: the inkstand with openwork borders of flowers and foliage, fitted with two silver-mounted glass jars and with matching silver pen, the pen stand formed as branches. Together with an American silver "Japanesque" letter opener dated 1884 by William B. Durgin Co., Providence, RI. 

Condition Report: glass jars with some minor nicks to edges, the letter opener with some denting and dings to edges, otherwise good conditionIn 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.

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A GROUP OF SIX CHINESE EXPORT SILVER BOXES, LATE 19TH / EARLY 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: comprising one embossed with cherry blossoms and the cover with dragons, maker's mark KL; one with peonies by Hung Chong & Co., Shanghai; one with dragons on sides and cover by Teh Ling, one oval with figures in a densely chased landscape, apparently unmarked; one engraved with bamboo and the cover mounted with a jade butterfly, Hong Kong; and one larger rectangular monogrammed and the cover applied with a dragon, maker's mark WC. Together with one Japanese Export box embossed with cherry blossoms, maker's mark K&K, Japan. 7 pieces.

Condition Report: one with applied dragon on cover with several small dents to sides and corners, the others in good conditionIn 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.

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A CHINESE EXPORT SILVER ENTRÉE DISH AND COVER, HUNG CHONG & CO., SHANGHAI, CIRCA 1900 |

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Description: with applied bamboo borders, the cover engraved with bamboo leaves, slip-lock finial

Condition Report: a few minor dings and scratches, slip-lock finial doesn't lay flush, overall good conditionIn 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.

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A JAPANESE SILVER LARGE ENTRÉE DISH AND COVER, ARTHUR & BOND, YOKOHAMA, CIRCA 1900 |

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Description: the dish applied with cresting waves and the cover with dragons, with dragon head slip-lock finial

Condition Report: interior with a few small dings/dents, solder a bit messy where handles applied to body (from construction, not a repair), otherwise goodIn 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.

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A JAPANESE ENAMEL AND SILVER JEWELRY BOX, 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: the sides with diaper centered by flowerheads, the hinged cover enameled to simulate a carved jade panel within a pearl border, the wood lined interior with two velvet-lined wood trays with compartments and ring holders, lacking key,

Condition Report: as noted re. missing key, bottom tray with glue residue where previously adhered to interior base, overall good, enamel is in good conditionIn 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.

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A PAIR OF JAPANESE EXPORT SILVER AND ENAMEL VASES, SANJU SAKU, YOKOHAMA, CIRCA 1900 |

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Description: on tri-form bases with enameled scrolling foliage, the sides chased and applied with enameled wisteria

Condition Report: both with traces of lacquer, the sides with several shallow dents/creases, small areas of enamel loss, otherwise goodIn 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.

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A JAPANESE EXPORT SILVER SIX-PIECE

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Description: boldly embossed with iris flowers on matted ground, comprising A Teapot, Coffee Pot, Kettle on Lampstand, Creamer, Sugar Bowl, Tea Caddy, and two-handled Tray with wood panel inlaid with silver iris border and mounted with a crested plaque

Condition Report: coffee pot handle slightly loose, burner with some minor dents, kettle insulators replaced and don't match those on the pots, tray with a few minor losses to inlay, overall good conditionIn 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.

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A PAIR OF JAPANESE EXPORT SILVER AND MIXED METAL VASES, CIRCA 1900 |

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Description: chased and engraved with a male and female peacock in a landscape with roses, the peacocks and roses with gold and copper inlay

Condition Report: a few minor losses to inlay, overall good conditionIn 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.

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A JAPANESE EXPORT SILVER CENTERPIECE BOWL, WATANABE ZO, YOKOHAMA, CIRCA 1900 |

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Description: boldly embossed with irises on matted ground, with fully-formed dragon handles

Condition Report: with small dents and dings throughout, one dragon handle with solder repairs where attached to bowl, rim with dent to one scalloped edge; otherwise good conditionIn 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.

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A JAPANESE EXPORT SILVER LARGE

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Description: rectangular, applied with dragons on a chased wave ground, the cover with bail handle, the two-compartment cedar interior with a removable four-compartment tray

Condition Report: lacking key, minor dings throughout, a drilled hole on right side of cover (purpose unclear), wood interior with some light staining and tray with a split, otherwise good conditionIn 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.

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A PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER-MOUNTED SÈVRES-STYLE PORCELAIN VASES, THE MOUNTS BY HENRI LAPEYRE, PARIS, CIRCA 1910 |

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Description: the vases with alternating pink and trellis ground panels painted with flower sprays and linked by gilt tooled floral swags, the mounts chased with acanthus and similar swags

Condition Report: both with some minor dings to mounts, one mount with shallow dent to rim and with some unevan surfaces, the porcelain in good condition with some minor losses to gilt toolingIn 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.

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A PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER LOUIS XIV STYLE EWERS, TÉTARD FRÈRES, PARIS, EARLY 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: the fronts engraved with mirror cypher, the acanthus-capped handles headed by masks

Condition Report: both with some softening to matted surfaces, a few minor dings/creases, otherwise goodIn 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.

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A FRENCH SILVER TUREEN AND COVER, PUIFORCAT, PARIS, 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: engraved with strapwork, the bowl with acanthus-form handles, the cover with fully-modeled cauliflower finial

Condition Report: in very good condition with little to no wearIn 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.

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A LARGE PAIR OF FRENCH SILVER SEVEN-LIGHT CANDELABRA, HENRY FRÈRES ET CIE FOR BOIN-TABURET, PARIS, CIRCA 1905 |

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Description: in Regency style, the hexagonal sticks cast and chased with panels of diaperwork, shells, husks, and masks, similar detachable six-branch tops, complete with drip-pans and sconces

Condition Report: Very heavy gauge, hallmarks and overall condition excellent."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 FRENCH SILVER-GILT EWER AND SET OF SIX BEAKERS, PUIFORCAT, PARIS, 20TH CENTURY |

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Description: all engraved with strapwork and foliage, the ewer also with diaper, all in a fitted case

Condition Report: ewer with a few minor nicks to foot rim, overall very good conditionIn 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.

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