ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY
CHRIST AT THE COLUMN
Overall the condition of the wood is good, with minor dirt and some wear to the surface consistent with age. There is stable splitting to the wood, consistent with the material, incluidng a slightly open but stable split running from the neck on the proper right side down the centre of the chest to the perizonium. There are a few smaller slightly open splits, including to the base next to Christ's proper right foot and behind his proper left foot. There are a few minor losses to the wood, including to the tips of some of Christ's fingers. There are a few areas of scratches to the column on the left side. There is a dark varnish to the wood throughout.
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.