FRENCH OR ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY
CAMEO WITH A BUST OF THE VIRGIN
onyx, in a gold brooch mount, set with glass cabochons
with indistinctive writing and numbering to the reverse
cameo: 4.2cm., 1⅝in.
brooch: 5.5cm., 2⅛in.
Overall the condition of the cameo is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are two small chips to the drapery at the proper right side. There is rubbing to the darker ground. There are a few small nicks to the gold mount. There is natural veining to the stone. There is solder to the mount at the back.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.