ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY | BUST OF AN EMPEROR
ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY | BUST OF AN EMPEROR
ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY | BUST OF AN EMPEROR
ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY | BUST OF AN EMPEROR
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ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY | BUST OF AN EMPEROR

Estimate: 6,000 - 9,000 GBP

ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY | BUST OF AN EMPEROR

Estimate: 6,000 - 9,000 GBP

Lot Details

Description

ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY

BUST OF AN EMPEROR


with a label to the reverse inscribed: 52

white marble and Alabastro fiorito

the head possibly ancient, and repolished

38cm., 15in. overall

Condition Report

Overall the condition of the bust is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The drapery is composed of sections and joints are visible. The nose has been reattached and there are two areas of fill to the eyebrows. There is veining to the socle, including a slightly open but stable vein. There are minor chips and abrasions to the edges including some larger chips to the edge of the truncation at the proper right shoulder.


"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."

ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY | BUST OF AN EMPEROR
ITALIAN, 18TH CENTURY | BUST OF AN EMPEROR
Lot Closed