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Pair of Derbyshire Blue John Obelisks

Auction:
2888B
Lot:
440
Sold for:
$12,300$10,000

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Auction:
European Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2888B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
April 08, 2016 10:00AM

Description:

Pair of Derbyshire Blue John Obelisks, England, 19th century, typical tapering square shape mounted atop square plinths with white marbles and black slate spacers, ht. 14 1/2 in.

Provenance: H.M. Luther Antiques, The Carlyle, New York.
Estimate $4,000-6,000

Each base with scattered nicked losses along edges/corners of both blue john, marble, and slate elements. Elements between base and column reglued. Each obelisk with various professional repairs to breaks (see images), tip to one with nicked loss. Each lacking screw to underside holding internal rod, chipped losses to center of underside.


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

John Obelisks, Luther Antiques, Ancient Egyptian architecture, Derbyshire, Marble, Monoliths, Obelisk, Sculpture, United Kingdom

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