The freshness in the modeling of the hair and the fine features of the face of this Bacchante are characteristics of the works of Marin, one of the most skilled pupils of the famous Clodion, and allow to attribute this little bust to the sculptor. An almost identical version was formerly in the Marius Paulme collection (his sale in Paris, May 15, 1929, No. 337).
Very good condition overall with fresh modelling in all details. Minor surface dirt, consistent with age and handling, which can be easily removed. A few minor chips to the lower edge where the bust is attached to the base, with one small lack below her proper left breast. The painted wood base with chipped paint at several places. Terracotta of fine quality. "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."