JEAN JULES CAMBOS
signed and dated: J. CAMBOS. 1872., inscribed: La Cigale ayant chanté / Tout l'été , / Se trouva fort dépourvue / Quand la bise fut venu: and dedicated: à mon excellent ami C Lélégard, souvenir affetueux. J Cambos and with an old information label to the base inscribed in pen
terracotta, on a wood base
terracotta: 79cm., 31⅛in.
base: 9cm., 3½in.
Overall the condition of the terracotta is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is a slip to the surface, which may conceal some condition points. There are a few chips, including to the proper left big toe, to the tree stump, and to the edges of the integral base. There is some minor residue at the proper right hip.
There is some general wear to the wood base, consistent with age, including dust and minor losses. The base is carved in sections, with slightly open but stable joints. There is a corroded oval metal plaque at the front of the 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.