Maurice Pillard Verneuil, "L'Art Décoratif aux Salons", Art et Décoration, January-June 1908, p. 196 Alastair Duncan, Art Nouveau Designers at the Paris Salons, 1895-1914, Jewellery, II : The Designers L-Z, Woodbridge, 1994, p. 15
Good overall condition.
A minute chip at the tip of one wing.
A crack on the other wing with a tiny chip of horn.
A few hairline cracks and minor scratches scattered, consistent with the age of the horn.
Dust in the crevices. "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."