Lot 1037: AN ASSORTED GROUP OF DOMESTIC IMPLEMENTS, 18TH/19TH CENTURY |
October 26, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: comprising: two brass mantel ornaments in the form of ladies shoes; two George II brass dredgers; a Regency brass sarcophagus form tobacco box, the lid engraved John Keates / London; a turned brass finial; a Friendly Society pierced brass pole finial surmounted by a crown with the initials DFS, late 18th century; a brass scallop shaped tray; a miniature pierced brass trivet with a mahogany handle; two steel and polished brass extendable toasting forks; a portable brass kettle stand; a brass knocker and receiving bolt; a polished brass nut cracker; a turned oak treen object; and a set of George II bell-metal cup weights, dated 1736 (17)
An academic and decorative lot. The brass 'shoes' slightly misshapen. The brass dredgers with prangs, dents and old marks and scratches. Finial with dents. Brass toasting forks with some dents to tubular stems and one missing a ring handle. The bell-metal weights had a lid but this is severed at the hinge site. The brass casket with slightly misshapen feet. The brass door knocker in good order. Treen object with old marks and scratches. These items all exhibit the kind of wear that one would expect from age and in some cases regular domestic use. This lot which represents very good value at the published estimate.
"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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Dimensions: the pole finial 24.5cm. high; 9¾in.