Property from a Private Collection, Ireland
NINE NORWEGIAN AND SWEDISH SILVER SPOONS, 17TH AND 18TH CENTURY
two spoons with twist stems and ball finials, both maker’s mark only by Michel Plumeion of Bergen, circa 1620; another with short twist stem, maker’s mark EF script; another maker’s mark SC and with Swedish control mark, circa 1800; three crown-top spoons, one probably by Sigismund Novosadi the elder, Karlskrona, 1703, another by Benedict Stechau, Karlskrona, probably 1733, another unmarked; a cartouche-topped spoon by Johan Wickman, Hudiksvall, circa 1750; and a gilt spoon with openwork terminal, the bowl engraved with a flowerhead, maker’s mark three times not clear, probably Lapland, early 19th century
11 oz 10 dwt
lengths 4½ to 6⅜ in.
11.2 to 16.2 cm
EF spoon repaired across bowl. Novosadi spoon lacking tops of fleurs de lys in crown and with repaired split in bowl. One Plumeion spoon with work to base of stem. Others 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.