A drawing in the Cabinet d'Etampes at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, attributed to Feuchère & Fossey circa 1825 depicts Apollo's twin sister, Diana, standing next to a tree stump encircled by a snake, the tree stump enclosing a clock movement (see, Ottomeyer, Pröschel et al., Vergoldete Bronzen, Munich, 1986, Vol. I, p. 398, fig. 5.18.14.
There is a drill hole to the stump in front of the figure of Apollo which suggests a mount was above, mostl likely a lyre that would have been held in Apollo's left hand. Very minor marks to the ormolu with minor traces of verdigris consistent with age. Rubbing to the bronzes consistent with age. Very minor losses to the mounts particularly the left side mount on the cylindrical base. In 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. 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.