1824 - 1887
BUST OF A WOMAN
signed: A. CARRiER-BELLEUSE
terracotta, on a glazed tile and ebonised wood socle
Overall the condition of the terracotta is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is an old orange slip to the patina. There is some minor flaking to the patina, in particular at the back of the bust. There are few minor pencil marks, including to the proper left cheek. There are areas of wear to the patina, particularly at the neck. There is a small loss to the surface at the chin. There is some minor wear to the ceramic tile and at the edges of the socle. There are a few small chips on the terracotta at the joint with the tile.
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.