A WEDGWOOD BLACK BASALT GILDED AND BRONZED INKSTAND LATE 19TH CENTURY
decorated in relief with pairs of figures and putti with various devices, separated by trees, comprising a rectangular tray and a square-form inkwell and liner, impressed uppercase WEDGWOOD marks, gilded numeral Z3793, C98 in white enamel. 3 pieces.
Width of tray 9¼ in.
The overall appearance of the lot is good. There is some minor typical rubbing to the gilding on the top edge of the lip of the inkwell, and a minor area of rubbing to 'bronze' on top edge near rim.
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.
Skinner Boston, July 17, 2004, lot 55