Lot 38
  • 38

Baule Bronze Turtle, Ivory Coast

Estimate
2,000 - 3,000 USD
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Description

  • bronze

Provenance

G. San Fillipo, Monrovia, Liberia
Michael Oliver, New York, acquired from the above in 1976
Myron Kunin, Minneapolis, acquired from the above on August 4, 1995

Condition

Very good condition for an object of this type and age. Minor marks nicks, scratches, abrasions, dents, and small bends consistent with age and handling. Fine aged dark brown patina with verdigris and encrustation.
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.