ITALIAN, CIRCA 1800 | SET OF 50 MEDALLIONS OF ROMAN EMPERORS, EMPRESSES, MEMBERS OF THE IMPERIAL FAMILY AND OTHER PROMINENT ROMANS
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 GBP
ITALIAN, CIRCA 1800
SET OF 50 MEDALLIONS OF ROMAN EMPERORS, EMPRESSES, MEMBERS OF THE IMPERIAL FAMILY AND OTHER PROMINENT ROMANS
each entitled and numbered
Hadrian: 5.8cm., 2¼in. diameter
Aelia Paetina: 5.2cm., 2in. diameter
Overall the condition of the bronzes is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are old lacquers to the surfaces which have worn to a great or lesser extent from medallion to medallion, often at the edges. Various minor nicks, scratches and abrasions. A few medallions have minor stable fissures consistent with the casting technique. Some minor dark spotting to the patina.
"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."