PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN COLLECTION
A PAIR OF EDWARDIAN SILVER WALL SCONCES, ELKINGTON & CO., LONDON, 1902
the body applied with acanthus, topped by the French crown and the base with a spray of acorns and oak leaves, matching detachable branches
height 15½ in.
Both lacking a sprig from the acorn spray at base, otherwise in good condition.
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.
These sconces are after the pair made by London silversmith Philip Rollos the Elder in 1700-01 for King William III, now in the Gilbert collection. The form was inspired by the designs of Daniel Marot (1661-1752) who had trained under Louis XIV's court designer Jean Berain at the French Court.