AUSTRIAN, VIENNA, 19TH CENTURY
cold-painted bronze, on a nero portoro marble base
55cm., 21¾in. overall
Overall the condition of the bronze is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few scratches, including to the abdomen on the proper right side, to the proper left upper leg, and to the arms. There is some dark residue, possibly wax, to the drapery at the front on the proper left side. There are a few minor losses to the patina, including to both arms. The condition of the marble base is very good, there are a few minor naturally occurring inclusions to the edge on the proper left side.
"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.
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