The lot is in overall fine condition. Each stick shows various wear, discoloration and residue commensurate with their age and use. Some examples show scattered pitting to the surface. There are seven examples that have old solder repairs, these include the pair of spiral candlesticks, the chamberstick (where there is visible separation at the base where it meets the shaft), one foliate base candlestick, on octagonal base stick, the heemskirk candlestick and the square base candlestick with canted corners.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS LOT WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING OR COLLECTION AT 1334 YORK AVENUE AFTER FRIDAY, JANUARY 18 AT 5PM. THIS LOT WILL ONLY BE AVAILABLE FOR COLLECTION AT CROZIER FINE ART, ONE STAR LEDGER PLAZA, IN NEWARK, NJ BEGINNING FRIDAY, JANUARY 25. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT SOTHEBYS.COM/PICKUP. 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.