Private Collection, London, August 2000; Vogel Collection no. 685.
This is a very rare form of a brass trumpet stick with a ball knop. The design is more prevalent in contemporaneous pewter sticks. For additional information and a related example see Christopher Bangs, The Lear Collection: A Study of Copper-Alloy Socket Candlesticks, A.D. 200-1700. (Bethlehem, PA: Oaks Printing Company, 1995), pp. 142, 320, no. 115.
Overall fine condition. Tarnish and light residue to the surface commensurate with age and use. 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.