A GOLD-MOUNTED AGATE CASE, FRENCH, CIRCA 1940
of upright rectangular form, the gold mount set with a moonstone cabochon clasp, the interior cut with two compartments, maker's mark F/SPANG/G in a horizontal lozenge, French post-1919 eagle's head control mark
8.9cm., 3½in high
the hardstone in good condition, one tiny light dent to the top edge only, some traces of glue visible around the mount
"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."