late 19th/ early 20th Century
BUST OF DIANA
signed: R. Battelli
Overall the condition of the marble is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The crescent moon is restored and the nose has yellowed. There is natural veining to the marble consistent with the material. There are minor naturally occurring inclusions throughout the marble. There are a few minor chips and abrasions to the bottom edge and to the back of the hair. Dirt marks to some of the edges and high points at the back. A few very minor dirt marks to the chest and proper left breast.
"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."