FRENCH, LIMOGES, 13TH CENTURY
APPLIQUE WITH AN APOSTLE
gilt and partially enamelled copper, within a velvet lined leather box
with a loose label printed: 122 - Plaque oblongue cintrée du haut, en cuivre repoussé avec traces de dorure, présentant une figure de saint debout. Limoges, XIVe siècle., and inscribed in ink on the reverse: Vente de Mor Courajod Conservateur du Musee du Louvre / en avril 1911 and printed: OBJETS VARIÉS
plaque: 12 by 6cm., 4¾ by 2⅝in.
box: 13 by 7.5 by 2cm., 5⅛ by 3 by ¾in.
Overall the condition of the copper is good, with dirt and wear to the surface consitent with age. The plaque is composed of two sections, and the front of the plaque is slightly loose from its back. There are losses to some of the trefoil decoration of the copper background, and there is rubbing and some warping to the edges of the trefoils. There is rubbing to the gilding throughout, and there are a few nicks and scratches to the surface, in particular to the bottom edge. There is some wax residue to the reverse.
There is general wear to the leather box throughout, including scratches, in particular to the edges and corners. The box is lined with velvet to the interior, which is slightly worn in areas.
"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."
Louis Charles Jean Courajod (1841-1896), curator at the Musée du Louvre, Paris;
Hotel Drouot Paris, 26 April 1911, lot 122