AN ITALIAN CARVED MARBLE MODEL OF THE NAVICELLA ROME LATE 18TH CENTURY
23.5cm. high, 65cm. wide, 23cm. deep; 9½in., 2ft. 1⅝in., 9in.
In overall good condition. Minor chipping to edges and scratches throughout. Ready to place.
Base: 11.5cm. high, 19cm. wide, 13.5cm. deep
Boat: 12cm. high, 65cm. wide, 23cm. deep
"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."
The Navicella is an ancient Roman sculpture of a ship, which was commissioned for the courtyard of the Church of Santa Maria in Domenica in Rome by Pope Leo X (1475-1521). A related example was sold Christie's New York, 23 October 2018, lot 327 ($10,000).