BLUE-PAINTED AND CARVED WALNUT BOWL, PROBABLY MAINE, CIRCA 1840
with notched end handles, together with thirteen turned and stained maple simulated fruit.
Height 5 ¼ in. by Width 17 ½ in. by Depth 7 in.
In overall fine condition. Vibrant coloration to the bowl remains intact showing layers of green and blue paints. Wear and discoloration commensurate with age and use. Areas of flaking and rubbing to the paint layers with some areas of the wood showing through. The simulated fruit are in fine condition with some fading to the coloration consistent with frequent handling.
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.