GIRL FEEDING FISH
signed: A. Cipriani
Overall the condition of the marble is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The marble shows evidence of recent cleaning and there is whitish dust to the surface in areas. There is a reattachment to the head of the fish on the base, and a reattachment to the girl’s proper right little finger. The surface is slightly dry in areas, in particular to the proper right leg and the proper right arm and to the top of the base, and there is possible weathering. There is some minor veining to the marble, in particular some darker veins to the proper left upper arm and to the proper right upper leg and to the corner of the rocky base next to the proper left thigh. There are a few naturally occurring inclusions, in particular to an area at the proper left calf, and to the chest. There is a small scuff mark to the proper left shin and a few orange marks to the proper left arm. There is particular dirt to the crevices of the base and underneath the girl's hat.
"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."