ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY
IN ROMAN IMPERIAL STYLE
with a label to the interior of the lid inscribed in ink: Grecian Sarcophagus / from Capua
24 by 36 by 29cm., 9½ by 14⅛ by 11½in. without lid;
31.5 by 37 by 30cm., 12⅜ by 14½ by 11 /4 in.
Overall the condition of the casket is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are repaired fractures to the lid at two corners with plaster restorations. Part of one corner is lost. Standard small chips and abrasions elsewhere. Particular chips to the edges. Some small chips to the flowers.
"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, '[part] Two marble Roman [sic] cinerary urns and covers, rectangular shape, 14 ½” x 12”, (one cover cracked)' on the Grand Staircase