Collection Dr. Arthur Bässler (1857-1907), Berlin (inv. n° 6399 Bässler) Linden Museum, Stuttgart Mathias Komor, New York (inv. N° H953) Collection Marcia et John Friede, New York Sotheby's, New York, 21 juin 1979, n° 96 Collection Z, Bruxelles, acquis lors de cette vente
Excellent condition overall. Minor chips, scratches, wear and abrasions throughout consistent with age and use. Some very minor insect holes throughout. Excellent preservation of the pigment generally and the original feathers and shell eyes, although some chips to the pigment to the top of the beak. Inv no. "6399 Bassler" in black pigment to the front of the neck and another inventory label to the top of the mouth piece. "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."