WOOD NYMPH WITH A GOAT
signed: Carrier Belleuse and inscribed: Boudet 43 boul. des Capucines
Overall the condition of the marble is good with minor dirt and some wear to the surface consistent with age. There is a restored break to the proper left wrist and the proper left little finger has been reattached. There are naturally occurring inclusions to the surface in areas, some of which have been filled. There is some staining to the marble, in particular to the base. There may be a few small chips to the hair. There are minor chips to the bottom edge of the marble where it meets the base, and to the edges 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."
The Maison Boudet, based at the Boulevard des Capucines from 1886 until 1908, sold a wide variety of items of decorative art, operating a prolific magasin in Paris.