PROPERTY FROM GALLISON HALL, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA: THE JAMES F. SCOTT COLLECTION
A FRENCH SILVER-GILT, AGATE, ENAMEL, GARNET AND PEARL TAZZA, FRÉDÉRIC-JULES RUDOLPHI, PARIS, MID 19TH CENTURY
formed as a tree trunk, a hunter with a spear in the fork trained on a serpent at the base, the enameled branches holding a shallow agate dish, lobed hexafoil base mounted with garnets
marked on base rim
height 7½ in.
Some enamel losses throughout, lacking one of the large pearl drops, the other drop does not screw on tightly, otherwise good.
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.
Christie's London, February 27, 1997, lot 201