Property from the Neil & Gina Smith Collection
A GEORGE III SILVER EGG CRUET, PAUL STORR, LONDON, 1811
with basketwork holders for the removable egg cups, the handle centered by a boar mask, the base crested twice within a garter, marked throughout, the handle of slightly later date and unmarked. Together with four Shell and Thread silver mustard spoons by Jonathan Hayne, London, 1833, 9 pieces
height 10 in.
The egg cups with minor dings and shallow dents to rims. The handle with a small repair to base of finial, and some minor splits to leaves at base. Otherwise good condition.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Christie's New York, April 20, 2000, lot 195