ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY
AFTER THE ANTIQUE
VENUS DE' MEDICI
bronze, on a veined marble base
bronze: 28cm., 11in.
base: 9cm., 3½in.
Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with minor dirt and some wear to the surface consistent with age. The bronze is cast in sections and a joint is slightly visible to the proper left upper arm. There is rubbing to the patina, in particular to the arms and legs and to the back. There are scratches to the surface in areas, in particular to the back. There is minor shallow pitting to the bronze, including to the proper left arm.
There are minor chips and abrasions to the edges and corners of the marble base.
"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."