A PAIR OF GERMAN SILVER MONSTER EWERS, J. D. SCHLEISSNER & SÖHNE, HANAU, CIRCA 1900
the wings chased with Bacchic scenes, backs with small hinged covers
marked on base rims
160 oz 10 dwt
height 16¼ in.
One with shallow dents to rear and tail, both with minor dings throughout and some denting to foot rim, 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.
Edward James Collection, West Dean park, sold
Christie's, West Dean, June 4, 1986, lot 1401
The collections at West Dean were begun by Willie and Evelyn James, known for their extravagant Edwardian house parties; the Prince and Princess of Wales were frequent visitors for shooting, and after 1899 for Goodwood racing week.