SPANISH, PROBABLY LATE 17TH CENTURY
bronze, on a rock crystal bead rosary
the cross with various inscriptions
together with a glass and boxwood rosary, first half 18th century the boxwood beads set with verre églomisé, with a faceted rock crystal pendant of St. Clare, with a label inscribed: S. DALMAT. S. CAROL (2)
cross: 10.7cm., 4¼in.; necklace: 101cm., 39¾in. suspended
rosary: 73.5cm., 28⅞in. suspended
Overall the condition of the rosaries is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is general wear to the rock crystal, abrasions and chips to the edges. Some wear to the gilding on the crucifix. General wear to the wood with verre eglomise, including wear to the gilding.
"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 'ROSARY, amethysts with gold intersections; ROSARY, oval bead cut crystals with gilt Russian Cross' in the Strong Room