ITALIAN, 19TH CENTURY
AFTER THE ANTIQUE
INTAGLIO WITH A BUST OF ACHILLES
hardstone, in a gold brooch mount
intaglio: 3.1cm., 1¼in.
brooch: 4.1cm., 1⅝in.
Overall the condition of the intaglio is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few surface abrasions. The mount is scratched 'HK' 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.
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.