Lot 755: AN ASSEMBLED GEORGIAN SILVER FLATWARE SERVICE, MOST LONDON AND DUBLIN, 18TH CENTURY |
October 20, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
engraved with various crests and monograms, comprising:
24 pistol-handled table knives, all Dublin, c. 1730-40
36 pistol-handled cheese knives
52 three-prong table forks
36 rat-tail tablespoons
6 three-prong dessert forks
all with visible wear from use and engravings rubbed on most; 12 table knives and 25 cheese knives with blade starting to separate from handle; many knife handles with some dings or shallow dents; 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.