ENGLISH, 18TH CENTURY | HIGH RELIEF OF A SKULL
ENGLISH, 18TH CENTURY | HIGH RELIEF OF A SKULL
ENGLISH, 18TH CENTURY | HIGH RELIEF OF A SKULL
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ENGLISH, 18TH CENTURY | HIGH RELIEF OF A SKULL

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

ENGLISH, 18TH CENTURY | HIGH RELIEF OF A SKULL

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP

Lot Sold:3,125GBP

Lot Details

Description

ENGLISH, 18TH CENTURY

HIGH RELIEF OF A SKULL


partially polychromed alabaster

13 by 15 by 13cm., 5⅜ by 5⅞ by 5⅛in.

Condition Report

Overall the condition of the alabaster is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few minor losses, including to the skull’s jaw at the front, the tip of the laurel wreath, and the corners of the base. There are further smaller chips and abrasions throughout, in particular to the high points and edges, including around the nose cavity and the eye sockets. There are remnants of polychromy to the laurel wreath.


"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."

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