THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A GEORGE III SILVER TEA CADDY, HESTER BATEMAN, LONDON, 1785
plain oval with urn finial and beaded border, marked on base and cover. Together with a set of four William and Mary trefid spoons by William Scarlett, London, 1696, the terminals engraved with a wyvern crest, initialed W/II and CB, 5 pieces
19 oz 10 dwt
height 6⅜ in.
Caddy bright, one dimple in side; spoons good, maker's mark a bit faint.
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.