ITALIAN, FLORENCE, 18TH CENTURY
AFTER THE ANTIQUE
Overall the condition of the marble is good, with some dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is a light layer of surface dirt as well as several dirt marks and specks, and the marble would benefit from light professional cleaning. There are a few small naturally occurring inclusions to the marble, including at the proper right cheek. There is some very slight natural veining to the marble including to the drapery at the chest. There are minor chips and abrasions at some of the high points such as the drapery at the neck and the proper left ear, as well as to the edge of the truncation. The bust is sold without a socle.
"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."
This finely carved marble is executed after the bust of Plautilla in the Uffizi, Florence (inv. no. 1914 no. 218).