Lot 2135: A SCOTTISH SILVER KETTLE ON LAMPSTAND, WILLIAM AYTOUN, EDINBURGH, 1749 |
January 19, 2017
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: the stand with shell feet below leaf-capped scroll supports, pierced strapwork aprons and collar, the kettle chased with shells and flowers on matted grounds around vacant cartouches, fluted leaf-capped spout, bail handle chased to match, bud finial
cartouches with engravings removed, small dent to body below back of handle, minor dings throughout, 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.
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Dimensions: height 13 3/4 in.
Literature: George Parker, “Lighting and Dining in the Eighteenth Century: Silver Pewter, Brass and Bronze,” Wisconsin Academy Review, 43: 3 (Summer 1997), 16.