PROBABLY ITALIAN, CIRCA 1700
bronze, on a black slate base
bronze: 18cm., 7⅛in.
base: 12cm., 4¾in.
Overall the condition of the bronze is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There is a small stable casting fissure to the back of the neck, which has been filled with a reddish residue, possibly wax. The attribute is Flora’s proper left hand appears to be partially lost above the hand.
There are chips and abrasions to the edges and high points of the base, and there are a few minor losses to the corners.
"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."