SOUTHERN GERMAN, CIRCA 1560
ARMORIAL PANEL WITH A TRUMPETER
inscribed: ANNO DOMINI 1560
stained and leaded glass
30.5 by 22cm., 12 by 8⅝in.
Overall the condition of the glass is good, with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. There are sealant residues around the lead throughout. There is a slightly unevenly sealed joint at the centre of the piece of glass containing the figure's head; this is probably a restored break. There is some wear to the paintwork, particularly in the inscription. There are a few air bubbles in the glass, consistent with the material. The leading appears to have been reinforced in areas. There are two metal hoops at the top to facilitate hanging.
"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."
Geheimrat Ottmar Strauss, Cologne;
his forced sale Hugo Helbing, Frankfurt am Main, 6-8 November 1934, lot 128;
acquired at the above by a private collector, West Germany;
thence by descent;
restituted to the heirs of Ottmar Strauss in 2019