ITALIAN, LATE 18TH/ EARLY 19TH CENTURY
CAMEO BUST OF A BEARDED WARRIOR
sardonyx, in a gold brooch mount
cameo: 4cm., 1 9/16 in.
mount: 4.3cm., 1 11/16 in.
Overall the condition of the cameo is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a series of natural veins in the stone including a slightly open vein running diagonally from the top left to the lower right side (also visible to the reverse). There are some small possible chips to the helmet. A few very small dark spots.
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.