Lot 403: A DERBY TOPOGRAPHICAL PART DESSERT SERVICE
CIRCA 1820 |
October 19, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: each piece painted with a named landscape view within a wide gilt neoclassical border, comprising: a fruit stand, six shell-shaped dishes, ten scalloped oval dishes in three sizes, a kidney-shaped dish, two sauce tureens, covers and stands and thirty-three dessert plates, crossed baton and D marks in red, script titles. 57 pieces.
Some occasional and minor wear to the gildin and some occasional crazing, otherwise in good condition, except: Fruit stand: has three short fine haircracks running down the rim edge Six shell-shaped dishes: one has a large restored section at the rim and a short haircrack running down the rim. Another has an approximate 1-inch fine haircrack running down the rim. Ten scalloped oval dishes in three sizes: Two, each with some discolored crazing. Two, each with an approximate 1 1/2-inch fine haircrack running down the rim edge. One has an approximate 1 1/2 inch by 2 inch restored section at the rim, possibly covering a haircrack. Another with a large restored section at the rim, possibly covering a break. Kidney-shaped dish: Three fine haircracks, measuring up to 2 inches, running from the rim edge. Two sauce tureens, covers and stands: one sauce tureen has the handle broken off and reglued. One cover has a large section broken off and restored. One stand has a short haircrack running down the rim. Thirty-three dessert plates: Four plates, each with some discolored crazing. Five plates, each with a haircrack measuring from 1 up to 3 inches. One plate with two small flat chips to the underside of the rim. One plate with an approximate 1-inch chip to the footrim.
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.