Collection Bernard Lucas, Paris Loiseau-Schmitz-Digard,Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Collection Bernard Lucas, 23 juin 1996, n° 165 Collection Jacques Dulhoste, Rochefort, acquis lors de cette vente Collection privée européenne
Very good condition overall. Wear throughout consistent with age and use within the culture. Crack all the way through the lower jaw with some splitting of the wood to the reverse. Another minor crack to the top of the mask at reverse. Minor insect damage and remnants to reverse of mask. Very fine layered patina throughout. "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."