PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PATRICIA SCHUCKMANN, ATLANTA, GA
A GEORGE II SILVER-GILT CADDY SET IN SHAGREEN CASE, JOHN HUGH LE SAGE, LONDON, CIRCA 1730
comprising two caddies and a sugar box chased with borders of shells and acanthus on matted ground and with hinged covers and hinged finials, six spoons with shell bowls, and one crested sugar nips by Francis Harache
the caddies and sugar box marked on bases with maker's mark only, the sugar tongs marked inside each bowl with maker's mark only, spoons apparently unmarked
34 oz 10 dwt
height of sugar box 5¼ in.; length of case 9⅝ in.
13.3 cm; 24.5 cm
The caddies & sugar box: with small dents to foot rims, all interiors reinforced at shoulders; sugar tongs: handles dented out of shape; all pieces with gilding lightly rubbed at angles, sugar tongs more heavily rubbed; case: with split to front right corner of cover, some small losses to shagreen, interior with some wear and small losses.
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.
Koopman Rare Art, London, March 2010