The arms are those of Saxony, for Frederick Christian (1722-1763) who became elector in 1763 and died in the same year. In 1747 he married Maria Antonia of Bavaria (1724-1780) daughter of Emperor Charles VII. A gifted composer she became regent of Saxony until her son Frederick August's 18th birthday in 1768.
Dent above foot, some minor scratches and little dents, maker's mark stretched and illegible, discharge not recorded, possible a fly, general condition good, very solid good gauge piece. "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."