FRENCH, MID-17TH CENTURY
AFTER THE ANTIQUE
Overall the condition of the bronze is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is a loss to Apollo's bow. There are minor stable original casting fissures, including to the sides of the base and to the top of the terrasse. There are a few further minor casting flaws, including to the drapery below the proper left elbow, and there are a few lacunae, including to the top of the head, to the back of the drapery and to the legs. There are a few original plugs, including to Apollo's sides and to the insides of his legs. There are minor scratches to the surface in areas. There is some rubbing to the patina at the high points.
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.