AN ITALIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER AND HARDSTONE COMMEMORATIVE MILLENNIUM GLOBE, GIANMARIA BUCCELLATI, MILAN, 1999
formed as a globe with olive tree-form stand topped by a dove, all mounted on a tiger's eye ground set in a pedestal base engraved "ExxonMobil / The Merger of two Great Companies / November 20, 1999 12:55 PM EST (XOM)" and with names, in original Buccellati case with Certificate of Authenticity
the base engraved "The ExxonMobil Globe produced to commemorate the merger of Exon and Mobile in a Limited Edition / Number 13/20 / Ancient Artisan Techniques were used to craft this extraordinary creation in the Ateliers of Buccellati in Milan-Italy"
height 10½ in.
The globe in very good condition, the case with some wear at angles.
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.
The names engraved on the base: Michael J. Boskin, Rene Dahan, William T. Esrey, Donald V. Fites, Jess Hay, Charles A. Heimbold, Jr., James R. Houghton, W.R. Howell, Helene L. Kaplan, Reatha Clark King, Philip E. Lippincott, Harry J. Longwell, J. Richard Munro, Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Lucio A. Noto, Lee R. Raymond, Eugene A. Renna, Walter V. Shipley, and Robert E. Wilhelm.