There are two fine hairlines and probable old restoration to either thigh of the figure. There is further evidence of restoration to the tail of the fish with some sensitive infilling. this is all noticeable upon close inspection, and in line with historic damage. There is a small fleck of loss to the front of the woman's hair. There are some minor glaze and firing imperfections, in keeping with Artist's materials and techniques. This excepting the work appears to be in good overall condition.
The work is freestanding.
Please telephone the department on +44 (0) 207 293 6424 if you have any questions regarding the present work.
"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."