ITALIAN, IN MEDIEVAL STYLE | DOOR KNOCKER WITH A LION HEAD
Property of the Monheim Family in Aachen
ITALIAN, IN MEDIEVAL STYLE
DOOR KNOCKER WITH A LION HEAD
roundel: 20cm., 7⅞in.
24.5cm., 9⅝in. overall including knocker
Overall the condition of the bronze is very good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is some whitish residue, particularly to the crevices. There is some minor oxidation to the handle and around the drilled holes which would have contained screws. There are a few scratches around the mount. There is a separately cast pin.
"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."