PROBABLY ENGLISH, 14TH/ EARLY 15TH CENTURY
WINDOW PANEL WITH A COAT OF ARMS OF THE KING OF ENGLAND
stained and leaded glass
46.3 by 36cm., 18¼ by 14⅛in.
Overall the condition of the glass is good, with dirt and wear consistent with age. There are a few breaks to the glass, some of which have been reinforced with lead, and there are a few minor losses to the glass along the edge, including to the lower left corner. There are possible replacements to the glass around the edge. Some of the backgrounds in the coat of arms are possibly later, the emblems appear to have been inserted. The lead joints have been reinforced throughout. There is wear to the paint work throughout, including some minor losses. There is pitting to the surface of the glass in areas.
"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."