ITALIAN, SICILY, 17TH CENTURY
Pendant with Relief Heads of Christ and the Virgin
coral, in a 17th century enamelled gold frame
coral: 3.5 by 2.2cm., 1⅜ by⅞in.
5cm., 2in. overall including hoop
Overall the condition of the pendant is good with dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few small chips and abrasions to some of the enamel at the frame, including a loss to the lower central enamel below Christ’s face. There is minor stable splitting to the coral consistent with the material.
"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, 'CORAL PLAQUE, miniature, carved with a head on either side, set in gold and enamel frame' in the Strong Room