Wed, 31st Oct 2012 12:00

Maritime and Scientific Models, Instruments & Art (Cochrane)

 
  Lot 81
 

81

A FINE EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH...

A FINE EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE ALLEGORICAL CALVARY ALTAR SCENE
the crucifix decorated with French and Christian symbols including a cockerel, chalice, stone mason's tools, lantern, spear, sponge on spear, ladder, monstrance, pricket candles etc., the cross flanked by carved depictions of the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene, finished in polychrome and mounted in a glazed strawwork-lined wooden case with silk curtains to front -- 10¼ x 7½in. (26 x 19cm.)

Sold for £3,472
Estimated at £1,500 - £2,500

(inc. buyer's premium of 24%)


Condition Report
In fine original condition - typical wear for age represented in faded strawwork covering, and some areas of paint flaking internally, but much remains including original silk curtains and structurally sound overall. Very little warping or shrinkage to the internal fittings which appear secure in location.

We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of this property. 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 Charles Miller Ltd 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.

 
A FINE EARLY 19TH-CENTURY NAPOLEONIC FRENCH PRISONER-OF-WAR BONE ALLEGORICAL CALVARY ALTAR SCENE
the crucifix decorated with French and Christian symbols including a cockerel, chalice, stone mason's tools, lantern, spear, sponge on spear, ladder, monstrance, pricket candles etc., the cross flanked by carved depictions of the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene, finished in polychrome and mounted in a glazed strawwork-lined wooden case with silk curtains to front -- 10¼ x 7½in. (26 x 19cm.)