John J. Klejman, New York Collection Marceau Rivière, Paris, acquis ca. 1980
Par son ancienneté et ses qualités esthétiques – manche torsadé, ajout de clous métalliques – ce marteau à musique s’apparente étroitement à celui des anciennes collections Helena Rubinstein puis Harry A. Franklin (Sotheby’s, New York, 21 avril 1990, n° 109).
Very good condition overall. Wear consistent with age and use within the culture. "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. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."