Property from a German Family Collection
1831 - 1905
LE FAUCHEUR (THE MOWER)
signed: C. Meunier and inscribed twice (once indistinctly): .B. VERBEYST. FONDEUR. / .BRUXELLES.
bronze, dark brown patina
56.5 by 42cm., 22¼ by 16½in.
Overall the condition of the bronze is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is some minor greening to the terrasse. There is minor pitting to the bronze in areas. There are a few streaks of whitish dirt to his proper right side.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.