PROPERTY FROM GALLISON HALL, CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA: THE JAMES F. SCOTT COLLECTION
A FRENCH SILVER-PLATE AND CUT-GLASS CENTERPIECE, CHRISTOFLE & CIE., PARIS, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY
with pairs of putti supporting the etched glass bowl and "broken" shields in the middle
marked on base rim, numbered 1438181
length 23 in.
A few small spots on the putti where the glass bowl rests where plating rubbed off, glass with a few minor nicks at angles, overall 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.
Christie's London, 27 February 1997, lot 82