PROBABLY ENGLISH, FIRST HALF 19TH CENTURY
DOG WITH A HARE
42 by 65cm., 16½ by 25¼in.
There is dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The marble has been heavily cleaned which has left an irreversible sheen to the surface. The dog’s proper right ear is reattached and there are old restorations around the edges. The marble has probably been outside as there are traces of lichen residue and possible weathering to the surface. There is dirt to the surface, particularly to the read edges. There are various small chips and abrasions. There is dirt particularly around the edges of the base and water staining.
"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."