THE BERKELEY COLLECTION OF FOSSILS, ASSEMBLED IN THE 19TH CENTURY
THE BERKELEY COLLECTION OF FOSSILS, ASSEMBLED IN THE 19TH CENTURY
THE BERKELEY COLLECTION OF FOSSILS, ASSEMBLED IN THE 19TH CENTURY
THE BERKELEY COLLECTION OF FOSSILS, ASSEMBLED IN THE 19TH CENTURY
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THE BERKELEY COLLECTION OF FOSSILS, ASSEMBLED IN THE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

THE BERKELEY COLLECTION OF FOSSILS, ASSEMBLED IN THE 19TH CENTURY

Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

THE BERKELEY COLLECTION OF FOSSILS, ASSEMBLED IN THE 19TH CENTURY


including fossilised flora and stigmaria, various molluscs, ammonites, trilobites, belemnites and the fin of a sauropterygian, some polished and cut-cross sections as well as other various fossilised bones together with a hippopotamus molar mounted on a Victorian oak stand with ivorine label printed 'Rowland Ward Ltd. 167 Piccadilly' to the underside (qty)


Condition Report

Some specimens with historic and more recent chips, marks and scratches. Mounted tooth with chips and old marks and scratches to specimen and support. Losses and wear to baise lined base and ivorine label.


"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."

Saleroom Notice

This lot contains endangered species. Sotheby's recommends that buyers check with their own government regarding any importation requirements prior to placing a bid. Please note that Sotheby's will not assist buyers with the shipment of this lot to the US. A buyer's inability to export or import these lots cannot justify a delay in payment or sale cancellation.

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Provenance

Most acquired by Robert Martin Berkeley (1823-1897)

Spetchley - Property from the Berkeley Collection
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