SOUTHERN NETHERLANDISH OR HISPANO-FLEMISH, LATE 16TH CENTURY
SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST
alabaster, with remnants of polychromy and gilding
with a labels to the reverse inscribed: 334687
Overall the condition of the alabaster is good, with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. There are a few losses, including to the chalice in the proper left hand and to the index and middle fingers of the proper right hand. There are further small losses to the base and the lower part of the drapery on the proper left side. There are chips and abrasions to the edges of the base, to the eagle's proper right wing, and to the high points of the drapery at the centre and at the proper right arm. There is some rubbing to the high points, including the face. There are remnants of gilding and polychromy, it is particularly apparent to the Saint's hair, to the eagle, and to the 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.
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.