LA NATURE SE DÉVOILANT DEVANT LA SCIENCE (NATURE REVEALING HERSELF TO SCIENCE)
signed: EBarrias, and stamped: SUSSE FRERES EDITEURS PARIS
bronze, two toned gilt patina
Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are areas of tarnishing and oxidation to the gilt patina throughout, and in particular to the proper left arm. There is also some dark spotting to the face and around the breasts. There is some greening in areas, in particular at the bottom and the crevices of the drapery. There are several minor nicks and scratches, notably to the back and the proper left hand.
"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."