LION QUI MARCHE (WALKING LION)
signed: BARYE, inscribed: F BARBEDIENNE. FONDEUR., stamped with the gold FB and inscribed to the underside: No 656 and KK and 45
bronze, green brown patina
23 by 41cm., 9 by 16⅛in.
Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is greening to the bronze, in particular to the crevices, including in the mane. There is rubbing to the patina, in particular to the high points, including the ridge of the back and the tail. There is particular dirt to the top of the base, and there is some dryness to the patina. There is wear to the patina at the corners of the 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."
A. Richarme and M. Poletti, Barye: Catalogue raisonné des sculptures, Paris, 2000, p. 187, no. A 61