Lot 2018: A RARE PAIR OF SILVERED BRASS "FINANCIER" CANDLESTICKS , CIRCA 1670-80 |
January 19, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: the square bases cast with putti flanking urns and masks at the corners, the knops cast with similar motifs below square cluster column stems and matching rim, wear to silvering
as noted re. extensive wear to silvering, one with repaired split to base rim, otherwise good
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.
F.R. “Bud” Lear III, sold
Christie’s, London, The Lear Collection of Socket Candlesticks, December 15, 1998, sale 6066, lot 181.
Dimensions: height 6 3/4 in.
Literature: Christopher Bangs, The Lear Collection: A Study of Copper-Alloy Socket Candlesticks A.D. 200-1700, (Easton, PA: King’s Hill Publications, 1995), pp. 154 and 346, no. 137