HENRI-DÉSIRÉ GAUQUIÉ | FEMALE NUDE
signed: H. Gauquié
Overall the condition of the marble is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is a slight sheen to the surface consistent with extensive cleaning in the past. There are a few small naturally occurring inclusions, with white fill, including at the chest, the proper left side of the torso, and the proper right knee. Minor dirt residues in the crevices. A few small chips along the bottom edge.
"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."