GERMAN, MID-17TH CENTURY | Standing Cup and Cover
GERMAN, MID-17TH CENTURY | Standing Cup and Cover
GERMAN, MID-17TH CENTURY | Standing Cup and Cover
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GERMAN, MID-17TH CENTURY | Standing Cup and Cover

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

GERMAN, MID-17TH CENTURY | Standing Cup and Cover

Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 GBP

Lot Sold:7,500GBP

Description

GERMAN, MID-17TH CENTURY

Standing Cup and Cover


gourd, with gilt brass mounts and associated gilt-metal domed foot and knopped finial

71cm., 28in.


Condition Report

Overall the condition of the cup is very good with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is some minor warping to the gourd and to the brass mounts, causing the cover to fit slightly awkwardly on the cup, and the cup to sit slightly askew on its foot. There is some stable splitting to the gourd at the cover and some glue has been applied for reinforcement, it is possible some parts may have been reattached and there is a small hole. There is minor oxidation to the brass mounts throughout. The gourd is slightly loose within its mounts but stable. There are minor scratches and standard surface abrasions 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."

Literature

‘Spetchley Park - I. Worcestershire, The Seat of Mr. R. V. Berkeley', Country Life, 8 July 1916, p. 47, illustrated In the Staircase Hall;

Inventory, 1949, 'A double gourd shaped hide cup and cover with gilt metal mounts' in the Inner Hall

GERMAN, MID-17TH CENTURY | Standing Cup and Cover
GERMAN, MID-17TH CENTURY | Standing Cup and Cover
Lot Closed