A WEDGWOOD AND BENTLEY BLACK BASALT PISTOL-HANDLED VASE AND COVER CIRCA 1770
or urn-shape decorated in relief with a figure of Apollo bearing a lyre, raised on a stepped foot and square base, the cover edged with a molded laurel wreath and surmounted with a widow knop, impressed lowercase Wedgwood & Bentley mark.
Height 10⅛ in.
Cover - good condition
Vase - small chip to one lower corner of base, otherwise 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.
S. Nager, January 1977