1824 - 1887
JEUNE FILLE TENANT UN NID (YOUNG WOMAN HOLDING A BIRD'S NEST)
signed: A. CARRIER
Overall the condition of the marble is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. Beautiful original surface. There is natural veining to the marble consistent with the material. There are a few minor naturally occurring inclusions to the marble. There are a few minor standard abrasions. There are a few minor dirt marks to some high points. There are one or two possible small chips to the flowers in her hair.
"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."
A terracotta of the present model, with slight variations in the details, was sold in these rooms on 13 November 2007 as lot 29.