Property from the Estate of John Bedford
A PAIR OF RECTANGULAR PAINTED ENAMEL PLAQUES, LATE 19TH CENTURY
one with a view of Westminster Bridge, the other with London Bridge, after engravings by Samuel Scott, each inscribed to the reverse and bearing the date 1745, in gilt-brass frames, chips
each overall 14 by 22cm. wide; 5½ by 8½in.
Very decorative. Tarnished gilt-brass frames. Westminster Bridge with minor chips including one to the right side. Hairline crack to top left. London Bridge with chips to top and hairline crack to left side.
"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."
Probably acquired by Thomas George Burn (1907-1985) for Rous Lench Court, Worcestershire until sold;
Sotheby's, Rous Lench Collection, 7 July 1986, lot 818