AN ITALIAN GRANITO BIANCO E NERO COVERED VASE 17TH CENTURY
of baluster form, on a later porphyry base
66cm. high; 2ft. 2in.
In overall good conserved condition. With very minor chipping to edges, as to be expected. One crack in the form of an arch to the back of the vase with conforming restoration - this has been very well repaired and is barely noticeable. Glue residues between the body and the base. One small crack to the base. Otherwise minor chipping to edges of the porphyry base, one chip to the bottom of one corner. Great scale and colour, ready to place.
"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."