Lot 124: A GERMAN SILVER BASKET, H. ZWERNEMANN, HANAU, RETAILED BY GESTZLICH GESCHÜTZT, CIRCA 1930 |
- Dimensions: length 13 1/4 in.; 33.7 cm
- Condition: one lobe with small dent to high spot, the wood handle with crack at one terminal making it slightly loose, otherwise good condition
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.
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