This model derives from a design by Claude Galle, who executed a number of ewers with winged figures serving as handles. A pair of comparable ewers is illustrated H. Ottomeyer, P. Pröschel, Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, Vol. 1, p. 364, fig. 5.12.6.
Minor chips to marble bases. Some rubbing and scratches to patinated bronze. Gilt bronze with minor traces of oxidation and surface dirt. In otherwise 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.