1850 - 1934
LE BAISER (THE KISS)
signed: A. BOUCHER
white marble, on a veined purple marble base
51 by 59cm., 20⅛ by 23¼in. overall
Overall the condition of the marble is excellent with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few small naturally occurring inclusions, some with fill. Small brownish mark to right hand putto's proper right thigh. There are a few small chips to the edges if the integral base and the coloured marble base.
"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."
J. Piette, Alfred Boucher 1850-1934 "sculpteur – humaniste", ex. cat. Musée Paul Dubois – Alfred Boucher, Nogent-sur-Seine, 2000, pp. 433-435, no. P4