Walter Kaiser, Stuttgart, inv. no. 2343 Dr Heino Geisler, Frankfurt, inv. no. G.364, acquired from the above in 1974 Thence by descent Sotheby's, Paris, June 23, 2006, lot 116, consigned by the above Private European Collection, acquired at the above auction
Excellent condition for an object of this type and age. Minor marks, nicks, scratches, and abrasions throughout. Exceptionally fine worn and aged glossy black patina on front of mask with some encrustation in recesses. Flaking and small losses to white paint. Fine aged surface on reverse with two old bindings, one attached at only one side. 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.