Description: the teapot of baluster form with cast rams head spout, the stylised branch handle embellished with a winged putto, ivory insulators, the finial cast with a figure of Christ, embossed with a similar figure to the body as well as coat-of arms, among Gothic strap-work and foliage, the cream jug with cast winged putto junction, body embossed with panels depicting the four evangelists, retailers mark and inscriptions to underside
Dimensions: teapot 23.5cm., 9 1/4 in. high
Condition Report: Marks clear to underside. The teapot with finial, cover and handle a little loose. Otherwise good condition with light surface wear commensurate with age.
"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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
Saleroom Notice: This lot contains ivory. Due to recent changes in the laws of many countries (e.g. US, France) Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. For example, US regulations restrict the import of elephant ivory and prohibit the import of African elephant ivory. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot into the US. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.
Provenance: The teapot embossed with the arms of Bishop Wilmer, St Johns Church, Den Bosch (1861-1877)
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