PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PATRICIA SCHUCKMANN, ATLANTA, GA
A VICTORIAN SILVER-GILT DESSERT SERVICE, FRANCIS HIGGINS, LONDON, 1859
Grapevine pattern, crested, comprising 12 knives, 12 forks, 12 spoons, 1 sugar spoon, 1 sugar sifter, 1 grape shears, 42 pieces, in fitted wood case with brass plaque engraved with monogram PN de Wunder viscount's coronet and with retailer stamp for Rowlands & Frazer, with key
35 oz 10 dwt weighable
length of case 12½ in.
Set in good condition; wood case with some scratches and interior velvet a bit worn.
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.
Koopman Rare Art, London, November 2010