CHARLES-AUGUSTE FRAIKIN | LA FÉE DE L'EAU (BUST OF THE WATER FAIRY)
CHARLES-AUGUSTE FRAIKIN | LA FÉE DE L'EAU (BUST OF THE WATER FAIRY)
CHARLES-AUGUSTE FRAIKIN | LA FÉE DE L'EAU (BUST OF THE WATER FAIRY)
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CHARLES-AUGUSTE FRAIKIN | LA FÉE DE L'EAU (BUST OF THE WATER FAIRY)

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

CHARLES-AUGUSTE FRAIKIN | LA FÉE DE L'EAU (BUST OF THE WATER FAIRY)

Estimate: 6,000 - 8,000 GBP

Lot Sold:6,875GBP

Lot Details

Description

CHARLES-AUGUSTE FRAIKIN

Belgian

1817 - 1893

LA FÉE DE L'EAU (BUST OF THE WATER FAIRY)


signed: C. A. Fraikin. 

white marble, on a marble and ormolu base

69cm., 27⅛in. overall


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Condition Report

Overall the condition of the marble is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There would have been a now-lost dragon fly at the top of the head, there is now a small marble plug where it was inserted. There are a few minor chips to the leaves. There are a few small naturally occurring inclusions. Some dirt in the crevices of the flowers in the hair and some blue residues to the socle at the back.

There are a few small chips and abrasions to the ormolu mounted base. Minor greening to the ormolu mounts.


"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." 

19th and 20th Century Sculpture
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