GERMAN, NUREMBERG, SECOND HALF 16TH CENTURY
Six Alms Dishes
brass, one with a partially enamelled silver medallion at the centre with the Agnus Dei
with various inscriptions
smallest: 39.5cm., 15½in.
largest: 44cm., 17¼in.
Overall the condition of the dishes is good, with some wear and dirt to the surfaces consistent with age. There are remnants of polishing material in the crevices of five of the dishes. One of the dishes is oxidised throughout, giving the surface a matte greyish appearance. There are soldered repairs to the rim of one of the dishes. There is rubbing to the inscriptions of the dishes and general wear such as nicks and scratches. One has a small hole near the rim. The medallion at the centre of one of the dishes has enamel losses. Minor warping throughout.
"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."
Inventory, 1949, 'Five old circular brass alms dishes' in the Staircase Hall