PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PATRICIA SCHUCKMANN, ATLANTA, GA
A VICTORIAN SILVER DESSERT SERVICE WITH AGATE HANDLES, JAMES DICKINSON & SON, LONDON, 1896
comprising 8 forks, 8 knives, in original fitted wood case
length of case 11⅜ in.
One fork and one knife with handle slightly separating (but still tight), the agate handles different lengths, set in overall good condition; the wood case with gaps for 4 more of each (originally a set of 24), and with some surface wear and a split to front left corner of cover.
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.
Silverman Antiques, London, November 2010