enameled and gilt bronze
impressed S1457 and S1452
18½ in. (46.9 cm) high
Overall in good condition. The enameled candle cup displays a vibrant pink hue with rich orange accents. The enamel with scattered wear and losses throughout concentrated to the high points of the design. The enamel displays a fine craquelure throughout and appears to have been stabilized with a clear varnish at some point in the history of the piece. The candlestick displays a bright and lustrous gilt patina, which presents with scattered minor surface scratches, light wear and minor discolorations consistent with age and gentle handling. The stem with some more concentrated wear and surface abrasions, dents, and traces of oxidation concentrated to the lower portion. The stem with some minor bending. The candle cup with some light wear and traces of candle wax to the interior.
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.
Sotheby's New York, June 14, 1991, lot 434
Acquired from the above by the present owner