A GROUP OF TWENTY ITALIAN SILVER, COPPER, AND ENAMEL CLOWNS, MOST ANCINI, AREZZO, LATE 20TH CENTURY
in various pursuits
most marked 105-AR, one 1547-AR, seven stamped Ancini and one Sorini
heights from 2⅛ to 4⅞ in.
5.5 to 12.5 cm
Some with small enamel losses, some of the parts (instruments, hats, etc) loose, one with tricorn hat with glue residue along leg (missing a part?), one of the larger clowns with umbrella with missing coat button, 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.