Lot 475
  • 475

Professor Otto Poertzel (1876 - 1963)

Estimate
15,000 - 25,000 GBP
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Description

  • 'Aristocrats'
  • base signed, 'PROF.POERTZEL'
  • 38.5cm. wide;
  • 15┬╝in.
patinated bronze, ivory and onyx, modelled as a young woman dressed in Mediaeval costume and flanked by a pair of borzoi, on a shaped rectangular base

Condition

A decorative piece of good overall appearance. Minor old marks and scratches consistent with age. One or two very minor cracks to her face. The condition of the ivory is good overall. A good example of this large model. Please note that this lot contains ivory which may be subject to export and import restrictions. For example, ivory cannot be imported into the United States. Your attention is drawn to the Endangered Species section in the Guide for Prospective Buyers at the back of the catalogue (Section 4).
"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.
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