Donna Fernanda Grifeo (1829-1902), daughter of Don Vincenzo, 8th Principe di Partanna and Donna Agata Gravina Principessa di Palagonia e Lercara Her son, Don Francesco Paternó Castello (1850-1912), 9th Duca di Carcaci and 7th Barone di Placa e Bajana; Thence by descent.
In overall good condition.
Glass: minor scattered chipping to the edges of the salt cellars. One salt cellar with two cracks running from the top to the bottom of the object.
Overall with minor old marks and scratches, consistent with age and use. Some areas with minor corrosion.
One with a chip to the left handside of the spout. The cruet's necks with marks left by the stoppers. Gilt-bronze with minor old marks, scratches and tarnishing.
These are of good appearance, ready to place 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. 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."