PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF PATRICIA SCHUCKMANN, ATLANTA, GA
A GROUP OF TEN GEORGIAN AND VICTORIAN SILVER SUGAR NIPS, LONDON AND BIRMINGHAM, CIRCA 1740-1856
one gilt cast with shells by Francis Harache, circa 1740; another similar circa 1740; one cast as leafy branches with beetles by John Jacob, circa 1750; one stork-form by Ely & Fearn, 1808; one harlequin-form by William Barrett, 1812; one gilt cast as flowering branches, circa 1820; one cast as flowering branches with bees by John Hunt, 1837; one by Yapp & Woodward, Birmingham, 1847; one cast with oak leaves and acorns by John & Henry Lias, circa 1850; one gilt cast as flowering branches by Charles & George Fox, 1856
17 oz 10 dwt
lengths from 4¾ to 5⅞ in.
12 to 15 cm
The circa 1740 tongs unmarked, stork tongs with small dents to rim at breast, others 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.
John Luddington, London, August 1978 (Yapp & Woodward)
John Luddington, London, January 1985 (Barrett, Eley & Fearn)
John Luddington, London, October 1986 (Jacob)