A LARGE FRANCO-GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER BEAKER AND COVER, JOSIAS DIFFENBECHER, STRASBOURG, CIRCA 1680
plain tapering form, the cover with orb finial, on three ball feet
19.1cm., 7½in. high
394gr., 12oz. 12dwt.
Slightly rubbed but clear marks to underside. The finial is a little loose with a small bruise to the top. The cover is slightly bruised at two-places to the rim and fits very tightly to the body. Good condition otherwise.
"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, pg. 18, no. 95.