RELATED LITERATURE M. Trusted, Baroque & later ivories, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2016, pp. 2-3, no. 1.
Lucrecia's pain-contorted face is comparable to that of Weiditz' Cleopatra in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg (inv. no. PLO 2806). Weiditz was a painter, sculptor and itinerant medallist from Strasbourg who was active at the court of Charles V, in Spain, the Rhineland and in Flanders.
Surface dirt, notably in the crevices, and vertical stable hairline splitting visible in some places, consistent with the material (notably to her proper left side). The fingers on her proper left hand appear to have been reattached. There is a minor chip to her proper left ear. There are a few minor chips along the edges of the later stand. "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."