ENGLISH, 18TH CENTURY
INTAGLIO SEAL WITH AN ENGLISH POINTER
carnelian, set in a gold seal mount
stone: 2.5cm., 1in.
mount: 2.9cm., 1⅛in
Overall the condition of the intaglio is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few very minor chips to the edges of the engraving. There is an original slightly visible joint running through the gold mount. There are some nicks and scratches and minor warping to the gold mount.
"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."