AN ARMENIAN SILVER WINE COOLER ON STAND, BARUYR, EARLY-20TH CENTURY
the design after a pair of 18th century Genoese examples; the inverted baluster body applied with fruiting vine swags and garlands, the handles cast as stylised climbing poodles, leaf and ribbon embellished reeded rims; the circular stand similarly embossed
cooler 29.2cm., 11½in. high
3083gr., 99oz. 2dwt.
Cooler and stand marked clearly to undersides. Heavy gauge. Light surface wear. 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."
By family repute a gift for Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden and Duke of Zähringen (1857-1928).