Ex Collection of Mr. and Mrs. George Wolfe, Reading, Pennsylvania; Downington, Pennsylvania, Pook & Pook, April 20, 2012, lot 1096
For related examples by John Will see Northeast Auctions, February 24, 2007, lot 624; two examples sold in these rooms, Important Americana, including Property from the Collection of Foster and Muriel McCarl, September 27, 2012 lots 90 and 91 and one more in these rooms, Important Americana, October 13, 2000, lot 161.
Overall fine condition with a nicely polished surface. Some pitting consistent with manufacture. Wear commensurate with age and use. 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.