AFTER JOHN FLAXMAN (1755-1826)
BRITISH, 19TH CENTURY
SAINT MICHAEL OVERCOMING SATAN
Overall the condition of the bronze is good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The bronze is cast in sections and a joint is slightly visible to Saint Michael’s neck, where there is also a small plug. There are scratches to the surface, in particular to Saint Michael’s proper left arm, proper left upper leg and proper right leg. There is a minor casting fissure to Saint Michael’s proper right calf. There is minor rubbing to the bronze to some of the high points. There is a patch of a darkish residue to Saint Michael's stomach.
"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."