THÉOPHILE ALEXANDRE STEINLEN
1859 - 1923
CHAT ANGORA ASSIS (SEATED ANGORA CAT)
bronze, dark brown patina
Overall the condition of the bronze is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is minor rubbing to the patina at the high points. There is some dryness to the bronze in the crevices and at the bottom with a light greenish colour.
"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."
C. Payne, Animals in Bronze: References and Price Guide, Suffolk, 1986, p. 162; P. Kjellberg, Bronzes of the 19th Century: Dictionary of Sculptors, Pennsylvania, 1994, pp. 620-621