1796 - 1875
bronze, brown-green patina
Overall the condition of the bronze is very good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is a small stable fissure around Juno's neck. There is some minor putting, including to the neck and shoulder and arm on the proper right side. There is greening to the bronze in particular to the crevices. There is minor rubbing to the high points and the back. There are a few scratches, including to the proper left thigh and arm. Juno's staff is slightly warped. A joint is slightly visible between the figure and the rock.
"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."
A. Richarme and M. Poletti, Catalogue raisonné des sculptures, Paris, 2000, p. 104, no. F 29