Lot 232: TWO VENETO-SARACENIC BRASS DISHES, EGYPT OR SYRIA, 15TH CENTURY
October 19, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: both of shallow rounded form with everted, flat rims, profusely decorated interior surfaces with engraved designs of split-palmettes, entwined arabesques and knotted ropework, the underside of larger example with engraved arabesque medallions, suspension loop on underside and old collector's number inked 'R547', the smaller example with plain exterior
The larger example gilt, with some dents to surface, old crack along one edge with associated restoration (visible to reverse), stain and associated discoloration to reverse, some rubbing and discoloration, hairline scratches, the smaller example also with minor dents, the reverse with a mark as though originally a hook may have been attached as in other example for hanging, discoloration and scratches, as viewed.
"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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Ex-collection Henri de Rothschild.
Ex-collection Nicolas Landau (1887-1979).
Exhibited: Galerie J. Kugel et A. Vervoordt, Hommage à Nicolas Landau "Prince des Antiquaires (1887-1979)", Paris, September - November 2006.