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Lot 2201: A GEORGE III SILVER TWO-BOTTLE CRUET FRAME, JOHN SCOFIELD, LONDON, 1789 |
January 19, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: boat-form, openwork acanthus feet, reeded borders, the surface bright-cut with foliage, fitted with two cut-glass bottles with matched silver mounts
engravings softened, the bottle support lacking one screw on base, glass bottles with some surface imperfections and minor nicks at angles, one mount with small split to lower rim, otherwise good condition
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Dimensions: length 13 1/4 in.
Literature: George Parker, “Lighting and Dining in the Eighteenth Century: Silver Pewter, Brass and Bronze,” Wisconsin Academy Review, 43: 3 (Summer 1997), 17.