SPANISH OR SOUTH AMERICAN, EARLY 18TH CENTURY
gold, set with emeralds
4.6 by 4.5cm., 1¾ by 1 11/16 in. overall, suspended
Overall the condition of the pendant Cross is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The upper emerald may be replaced. The central emblema and terminals are made in sections and joints are visible. The central emerald is a little loose. There are minor nicks and scratches to the metal. There are a number of small lacunae including to the front of the emblema and to the reverse of some of the terminals.
"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."