Description: The fig-shaped bowl with faceted handle, terminating in a diamond-point gilt finial
Dimensions: 14.8cm., 5 3/4 in. long
Condition Report: Leopards's head struck clearly to bowl. Maker's mark slightly distorted but well struck to the stem reverse. The bowl nicely hammered and not thin to rim, an area of light pitting to the centre. The finial with original gilding worn but predominantly intact. Nice condition, well preserved.
"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: G. E. P. How and J. P. How,
English and Scottish Silver Spoons, Mediaeval to Late Stuart and Pre-Elizabethan Hallmarks on English Plate, London, 1952, vol. I & III
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