THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A PAIR OF IRISH SILVER NEOCLASSICAL SAUCE TUREENS AND COVERS, ROBERT BREADING, DUBLIN, 1786
circular on four tall claw feet, the bodies chased with swags below ribbon-bound reeded rims, double-hoop handles rising from acanthus leaves, the covers with bud finials above stiff leaves, crested on covers
marked on bodies and covers
length over handles 6 in.
Some overall wear to both, including to the marks on body of one; scratches to interiors from use and small dings to exteriors, otherwise good, nice weight and rare advanced classical form.
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.