JEAN-JACQUES PRADIER, CALLED JAMES
signed: Pradier, inscribed: Susse Fres, and stamped: R
bronze, dark brown patina
Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with some wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. original casting joints are slightly visible, including at the neck and at the proper right arm. There is wear to the patina, with some surface scratching and dark spotting. There is minor rubbing to the patina at the high points.
"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."