A MALTESE SILVER COFFEE POT, GAETANO OFFENNAGHEL, CIRCA 1796, GRAND MASTER EMMANUEL DE ROHAN (1775-97)
on three hoof feet headed by rococo cartouches, the spout engraved with running leaves, swan finial rising from spreading leaves
marked on base
23 oz 5 dwt gross
Lead solder underneath finial, but not visible on cover exterior. Otherwise good.
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.
The mark for this maker is shown in a trefoil in Victor F. Denaro, The Goldsmiths of Malta and Their Marks, 1972, p. 175; however, no other maker with these initials is shown in the registry of makers.