ITALIAN, EARLY 17TH CENTURY
CAMEO OF BACCHUS
Overall the condition of the cameo is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a handful of very minor possible chips, including one to the leopard skin claw and possibly to the wreath. There is veining and tonal variation to the stone; one piece of the wreath/ headdress is fluorescent. There are a few very minor chips to the edges of the cameo.
"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."