signed: C. Lapini
alabaster, on a mottled brown marble base
75cm., 29½in. overall
Overall the condition of the alabaster is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is veining to the alabaster consistent with the material. The proper right big toe and the proper left index finger have been reattached. There appear to be a few minor chips to some of the edges of the flowers and the high points of the drapery. There are some inclusions to the alabaster, in particular an area with inclusions to the proper left hand. There are a few scratches in particular to the chest. The alabaster appears to have been fixed to the base and some yellowish residue is visible. There are minor chips and abrasions the the underside of the alabaster and to the underside of the marble base.
"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."