C. Chevillot, Emmanuel Frémiet, 1824-1910, la main et le multiple, Dijon-Quetigny, 1988 p. 130., no. S246
In 1897, Maison Monduit commissioned Frémiet to create the present model. Made in embossed leather for lightness, over an iron core and placed on the spire of the Church on the summit of Mont Saint-Michel, this refined image became one of Frémiet's most popular subjects.
Some oxidation and surface dirt built up in the crevices. Marble in 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.