Alfredo Sciarrotta was born in Italy, but came to the United States in 1943 as an expert in undersea weapons at the Naval torpedo station in Newport. After the war, he stayed on in Newport as a metal smith, and in the 1950's and 60's, his work was carried by many of America's foremost retailers.
a little wear to interior, overall good 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.