comprising fourteen cups, one pitcher, one martini pitcher (model no. 3749), one whiskey bottle and one cup carrier
glass, brass, with the original leather, cane and cork
largest pitcher: 9⅜ in. (23.8 cm) high
whiskey bottle: 9 in. (22.8 cm) high, including stopper
cups: 3⅞ in. (9.6 cm) high each
cup carrier: 6 x 15¾ x 2¼ in. (15.2 x 40 x 5.7 cm)
Overall in very good condition. This superb drinking set retains its original leather coverings which present with a superb palette of browns when viewed firsthand. The glass surfaces are overall intact with some extremely light surface scratches throughout consistent with gentle handling and use. The original leather coverings can be removed for cleaning. The leather with some light scratches throughout, not visually distracting. The whiskey bottle with a small tear to the leather measuring 1/4 inch long and a corresponding area of slightly more pronounced discoloration. The brass surfaces are in age-appropriate condition and present with gentle oxidation throughout. The cane elements are stable and very-well preserved overall. The stopper’s cork presents with some losses concentrated to the lower end of the stopper and with a tear to the surface.
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.