PROBABLY FRENCH, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY | CAMEO WITH PRINCE ALFRED, DUKE OF SAXE-COBURG AND GOTHA
Property of a Gentleman: Glyptics from the Renaissance to the 19th Century (Lots 81-90 and 99-103)
PROBABLY FRENCH, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
CAMEO WITH PRINCE ALFRED, DUKE OF SAXE-COBURG AND GOTHA
sardonyx, in a gold mount
scratched to the reverse: uf
Overall the condition of the cameo is excellent with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a couple of very minor natural inclusions or abrasions at the cheek. There are some nicks scratches and warping to the gold mount 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. 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."
Prince Alfred Ernest, 1844-1900, 2nd son of Victoria and Albert Duke of Saxe Coburg Gotta 1893-1900.