PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, IRELAND
A GROUP OF EARLY SWEDISH AND NORWEGIAN SILVER SPOONS
comprising the following Swedish pieces: a pair of tureen-form salts by Niklas Lund, Stockholm, 1763; a spirit cup with cherub head handle, possibly by Gustaf Wallin, Haparanda, 1841; a spoon with cherub head finial and engraved bowl by Albrecht Lockert of Stockholm, circa 1640; a spoon with crown and rings terminal by Sigismund Novosadi d.y., Karlskrona, 1752; another without rings by Hans Stadius, Karlskrona, 1714; another with long stem and crown finial by Nils Grubb, Hudiksvall, 1781; and the following Norwegian spoons: one with single berry terminal, monogram maker’s mark (Krohn-Hansen, no. 7), Trondhjems, circa 1630; another with single berry and leaves, Wale Master (Krohn-Hansen, no. 49), circa 1650; a cartouche terminal spoon maker’s mark not traced, circa 1600; a cluster berry spoon by Jan Reimers of Bergen circa 1650; and another with long handle by Oluf Jorgensen of Bergen dated 1679, 12 pieces
length of salts 4 in.
Salts good; cup top rim roughly attached; cherub spoon repaired where bowl meets stem; crown and rings repaired below finial; crown finial good but lacks rings; long stem with small repaired split at top of bowl; single berry good; single berry and leaves with splits and repairs, re-gilt; cartouche spoon worn; cluster berry by Reimers good; Jorgensen spoon repaired where bowl joins stem.
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.
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