SOUTHERN NETHERLANDISH, 18TH CENTURY
Overall the condition of the terracotta is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There appears to be some well-concealed restoration around the figure's neck and proper left wrist. There is a slip to the surface which may conceal further condition points. There are a few minor stable firing cracks, consistent with the material, notably to the rockwork behind the proper left foot. There are a few small chips, in particular to the terrasse. There are some minor scratches and abrasions, including to the proper left thigh.
"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."