AFTER ELIAS DE WITTE, CALLED CANDIDO (ACTIVE 1567-1574), ITALO-FLEMISH, PROBABLY 17TH CENTURY | CUPID RUNNING
AFTER ELIAS DE WITTE, CALLED CANDIDO (ACTIVE 1567-1574)
ITALO-FLEMISH, PROBABLY 17TH CENTURY
Overall the condition of the bronze is very good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The upper part of Cupid's bow is lost. A joint is slightly visible to Cupid's proper right upper arm. There is a knock to the quiver. There is minor greening to the bronze, in particular around the fig leaf. There are a few specks to the surface, in particular to the torso and proper left arm. There are a few nicks and scratches to the surface in areas.
"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."