ITALIAN, PROBABLY 16TH CENTURY
CAMEO OF A JULIO CLAUDIAN PRINCE
2.1cm., 6/8 in.
Overall the condition of the stone is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. Natural tonal variation to the white layer. There are natural inclusions in particular to the white layer which have dirt and would benefit from a professional cleaning. There are natural veins or minor stable splits to the orange layer including to the left side and bottom right corner. Sticker residues to the reverse.
"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."