SPANISH, LATE 17TH/ EARLY 18TH CENTURY
Pendant with Saint Lawrence and the Virgin
rock crystal, with paintings, probably on vellum or parchment, and with enamelled gold and metal mounts
pendant: 9cm., 3½in.
10cm., 4in. overall, suspended
Overall the condition of the pendant is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few chips and minor losses to the points of the rock crystal rays. There are losses to the enamelling of the borders as well as some warping and evidence of soldering. There are minor scratches to the glass.
"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, 'PENDANT, oval, rock crystal painted with The Blessed Virgin and St. Lawrence' in the Strong Room