The Swiss-born Édouard Marcel Sandoz was celebrated for his animalier sculpture, which lent an art-deco aesthetic to the tradition established by the likes of Barye. Fennec is among his most popular models.
RELATED LITERATURE F. Marcilhac, Sandoz: Sculpteur figuriste et animalier, Paris, 1993, pp. 364-365, no. 602
Overall, the condition of the bronze is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is some minor greening to the crevices around the tail and the back paws. There is slight wear to the patina to the tail at the back. There are minor nicks and scratches to the surface throughout, in particular to the proper right ear. "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."