ITALIAN, CIRCA 1700
RELIEF WITH A HELMETED WARRIOR
Overall the condition of the marble is very good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is veining to the marble, consistent with the material. There are a few naturally occurring inclusions, in particular to the helmet. There are some minor dark marks to the tip of the nose and the chin. There are some minor chips and abrasions to the high points of the drapery and the helmet. There are some further chips to the edges at the front and the back.
"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."