ITALIAN, 17TH CENTURY
INTAGLIO WITH JUPITER AND GANYMEDE
amethyst, in a gold pendant mount
stone: 2.5cm., 1in.
Overall the condition of the amethyst is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are minor surface abrasions to the stone at the outer edge framing the intaglio carving, and to the raised edge to the reverse. There are some very minor surface scratches. There is some dirt to the crevices and general wear to the gold mount.
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.
Collection of Nubar Pasha, Prime Minister of Egypt (1825-1899), Paris, France