A PAIR OF GEORGE II SILVER SALTS, PAUL CRESPIN, LONDON, 1730
chased with a narrow band of diaper, husks, flowerheads and pendant leafage within strapwork borders beneath the guilloche rims, the spreading circular bases similarly engraved, the interiors engraved with crests
8.5cm., 3¼in. diameter
384gr., 12oz. 7dwt.
Good clear marks to the undersides. The surfaces a little rubbed, typical for age and use. Nice heavy gauge. Good condition overall.
"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."
Sotheby's, London, 4 March 1965, lot 151 (via Thomas Lumley)