Sold Without Reserve
CONTINENTAL SCHOOL, 19TH CENTURY
VASE OF FLOWERS ON A MARBLE LEDGE WITH A SNAIL AND A LIZARD
watercolor and pen and ink on paper
sight: 38 by 25 ¾ in.; 96.5 by 65.4 cm
The work is in fair condition except the colors have faded with time and light. The sheet with light-stain, scattered dots of foxing and abrasions throughout. Horizontal lines of retouching to address either a hard crease or tear at the upper and lower sheet edges, each with associated repaired tears. (Not examined out of frame.)
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.
Gerald Bland, New York
The Collection of Phipps Boegner