ITALIAN, LATE 19TH CENTURY
indistincly signed: ...Milano
Overall the condition of the marble is good with dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is some slight staining to the marble, giving it a slightly yellow appearance throughout. The proper right arm has been reattached just above the wrist, and the proper right thumb and index finger have been reattached, as well as the tip of the little finger on the same hand. The proper left little finger has also been reattached. There is a restoration to the proper right big toe. There are minor chips to the bottom edge 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."