Bronzes from the Robert Mayer Collection, Vienna
ITALIAN, VENETO, 16TH CENTURY
bronze, on an ebonised wood base
bronze: 12cm., 4¾in.
base: 7cm., 2¾in.
Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are small nicks to the surface throughout. The dark lacquer has been rubbed in most areas. There is minor greening in the crevices. There is a dowel to the underside with which the bronze slides into the base.
The base is in very good condition with minor general wear.
"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."
Robert Rudolf Theodor Mayer (1874-1974), Vienna;
thence by descent to the present owner
L. Planiscig, Die Bronzeplastiken, cat. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, 1924, pp. 11-12, no. 13; L. Martini (ed.), Piccoli Bronzi e Placchette del Museo Nazionale di Ravenna, Ravenna, 1985, p. 24, no. 26