THE COLLECTION OF MELINDA AND PAUL SULLIVAN
A GROUP OF SIX ENGLISH ENAMEL SNUFF BOXES, CIRCA 1760-70
the first circular and silver-mounted, painted with Apollo and a shepherdess; the second circular with butterfly and bouquets; the third rectangular with still life of fruit; the fourth rectangular with lovers in a pastoral landscape; the fifth oval with a herding scene; the sixth rectangular with a butterfly on blue grid ground. Together with an enamel scent flask necessaire with pastoral landscape and gilt-bird finial and a gilt-metal and green Vernis Martin lacquer chinoiserie necessaire fitted with four gilt-decorated bottles, both circa 1760, 8 pieces
height of necessaire 3½ in.
All with some surface cracks, except the box with the still life of fruit which is in good condition; the chinoiserie necessaire with small enamel loss near button and some loss to gilt paint on glass bottles.
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.