A GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER BUNCH OF GRAPES CUP AND COVER, HANS WEBER, NUREMBERG, CIRCA 1609-29
typical lobed form, with sheet scroll foliate finial, the stem as a twisted flowering vine between sheet-scroll work, on a spreading lobed circular foot, marked only to body
232.5gr., 7oz. 8dwt.
Cover does not sit completely flush to the body. Marks slightly distorted to the rim of the body. sheet scroll finial with repair to flower. The thread on the cover has been strengthened. The gilt section of the finial is later and possibly gilt metal. A couple of repairs to the cover and body. The gilding has been refreshed.
"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."
Otto F. Ernst, Gold-und Silberschmiedearbeiten 15 -19. Jahrhundert, Wiesbaden, 1969, p. 18, no. 98.