The matched pair: Christie's New York, The Collection of Kay and Richard Barrett, June 17, 1997, sale 8704, lot 162 (part); Jonathan Trace, Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Alan Miller, Quakertown, Pennsylvania.
Smaller sticks with very small inherent cracks to base; usual amount of scratches, dents and oxidation.
The larger pair with a small loss to one of the rings to stem. 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.