PIERRE JULES MÊNE
1810 - 1879
AMAZONE (NO. 1)
signed and dated: P. J. MENE 1865
bronze, dark brown patina
45 by 42cm., 17¾ by 16½in.
Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with minor wear and dirt to the surface consistent with age. There is dryness in the crevices, and white residues, also to the horse's neck. There is some rubbing to the gilt patina. The group is cast separately from the base and joints are slightly visible around the horse's hooves. A few minor nicks and scratches.
"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."
M. Poletti and A. Richarme, Pierre-Jules Mêne, Catalogue Raisonné, Paris, 2007, no. F12, p. 41