Very good condition overall with minor surface dust and marble inclusions at several places consistent with age and handling. Minor surface dirt to her nosetip. The left medal in her hairdress appears to be slightly restored. Very attractive piece.
The base is signed ANDREONI, for one of the members of the Andreoni family,
either Giuseppe Andreoni, active between 1883 and 1894,
or his son Orazio Andreoni active between 1884 in Rome and 1889 in Paris. "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. 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."