These arms do not seem to be those of any Italian 18th century bishop. The closest correspondence - with a slight alteration to its arrangement - could designate the French family Grollier, which produced many clergymen and prelates.
Fabric in very good condition overall, with some wear and dirt consistent with age. Minor fraying and warping to the thread. Wear to leather box, including extensive tearing and fraying at the edges. "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."