NORTHERN ITALIAN OR NETHERLANDISH CIRCA 1600
ROUNDEL WITH SAINT JEROME
bronze, on an ebonised wood mount
bronze: 16cm., 6¼in. diameter
mount: 25 by 20cm., 9⅞ by 7⅞in.
Overall the condition of the bronze is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is some minor pitting to the bronze, in particular to Saint Jerome's torso, arms and proper right leg. There are further minor nicks and scratches, including to the rim. There are two small punched holes, one to the rim and one to just above the Cross. There is some rubbing to the high points of the relief. There is evidence of old labels to the reverse.
The condition of the base is very good, with only a few minor scratches to the surface.
"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."