Sold Without Reserve
A BLACK AND GOLD PAINTED TOLE SHELL-FORM PURDONIUM ON WHEELS
height 18 ½ in.; width 21 in.; length 13 in.
47 cm; 53.4 cm; 33 cm
Overall good condition, surface wear and missing sections of paint, some white splattered paint on surface, rust to the iron wheels and interior of shell, hinge and operability 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.
The Collection of Mary Viscountess Rothermere, Daylesford House, Christie's New York, 16 April 1994, lot