Par réputation, ancienne collection Jeanne Lanvin.
Ces daims s’inspirent de deux antiques en bronze découvertes en 1756 dans le jardin de la Villa dei Papiri à Herculanum lors des fouilles réalisées à la demande de Charles de Bourbon entre 1750 et 1764. Les modèles datant du 1er siècle avant JC sont aujourd’hui conservées au Musée national d’archéologie de Naples.
Good condition overall with minor wear and oxidation to the gilding and surface dirt consistent with age and handling. Minor scratches visible at several places and and larger one above the croup of one dear. Oxidation particularly visible to the shoulders of a deer and along its front legs down to the base, probably due to water. Minor verdegris visible at several places. The ears and legs are cast separately with joints and plugs barely visible. Cast plugs visible at several place.
Very good quality cast for this highly decorative pair of gilt bronze dears. "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."