Property of a Lady
A FRENCH (?) BRONZE FIGURE OF MERCURY, AFTER GIAMBOLOGNA
height 20 ¼ in.; 51.4 cm. on circular verde antique marble base
Standard surface abrasions and scratches. One wing on his cap may have been expertly reattached.
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.
Estate of William S. Paley;
Sotheby's New York, January 13, 1992, lot 238