EMILE JOSEPH NESTOR CARLIER
1849 - 1927
LA CRUCHE CASSÉE (THE BROKEN JUG)
white marble, on a partially gilt wood base
Overall the condition of the marble is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is minor natural veining to the marble consistent with the material. There are a few minor naturally occurring inclusions. There are a few minor dirt residues. There is general wear and craquelure to the gilt wood 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.
Born in Cambrai, Carlier was a student at the fine arts academies of Cambrai and Valenciennes. He later joined the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, under François Jouffroy, Jules Cavelier and Henri Chapu. He debuted at the Salon in Paris circa 1875 with his statue of the chronicler Enguerrand de Monstrelet. His most famous work, Gilliat Struggling with the Octopus, won second prize at the Musée de Valenciennes in 1897.
E. Bénézit, Dictionary of Artists, vol. 3, Oxford, 1999, p. 244