AFTER A MODEL BY GUGLIELMO DELLA PORTA (CIRCA 1500-1577), SOUTHERN GERMAN, PROBABLY AUGSBURG, LATE 16TH/ 17TH CENTURY | CORPUS CHRISTI
AFTER A MODEL BY GUGLIELMO DELLA PORTA (CIRCA 1500-1577)
SOUTHERN GERMAN, PROBABLY AUGSBURG, LATE 16TH/ 17TH CENTURY
23 by 18.5cm., 9 by 7¼in.
Overall the condition of the bronze is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is minor tarnishing to the gilding, in particular in the crevices. There are also some minor areas of greening, notably at the back. There is some slight warping to the fingers. There are a few nicks and scratches, including to the fingers and to the knees.
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.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Dr Johannes Jantzen, Bad Homburg, Germany;
thence by descent to the present owner
Deutsche Bronzen des Mittelalters und der Renaissance: Medaillen und Goldschmiedearbeiten, exh. cat. Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Dortmund, Schloss Cappenberg, 1960, no. 23