Henri Husson began his career as a metalworker and restorer for antique dealers. In 1909, manufacturer and founder Hébrard held an exhibition of his work in his gallery of Rue Royale, Paris. The exhibition was a success and allowed Husson to start working as a goldsmith and chiseller. Influenced by Japan, he used silver, copper and gold.
Good overall condition.
The surface presents with very few tiny scratches and with some very light surface scratches. The silver presents with some instances of oxidation, as visible in the catalogue illustration. The copper presents with a few oxidation stains, partially visible in the catalogue illustration, and with some light handling wear, also partially visible in the catalogue illustration. Two green stains along the proper left leave, visible in the catalogue illustration. A few traces of vert-de-gris in the recessed areas of the reverse.
"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."