Description: chased and embossed with three emblematic oval cartouches; one a snake with sword in hand, engraved DUM SPIRO, SPERO, another, with three balls above a pair of bellows, inscribed NON NISI VENTUS, the third, a sabre wrapped in a climbing flower, titled UTROQUE CLARESCERE PULCRUM, interrupted by fruiting cornucopias, on a spreading circular foot
Dimensions: 9.9cm., 3 7/8 in. high
Condition Report: Nice gauge and colour, probably a little over-gilt. Clear marks. 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. 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."
Literature: Schliemann et al.,
Die Goldschmiede Hamburgs, Hamburg, 1985, vol. III, p.148, no. 342
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